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  • Australian Wood Duck

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: David Seymour

  • Chestnut Teal

    Chestnut Teal.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Little Kingfisher

    Little Kingfisher.   Photographer: Rhys Clarke

  • Pink-eared Duck

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Tawny Grassbird

    Tawny Grassbird.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

Rob Parker

I started my birding back in the 1970s as a "holiday bird watcher", often around the Gippsland Lakes or the NSW south coast.  No bird photography then, only the occasional holiday shots with a Pentax Me 35mm film camera.  It wasn't until digital SLR cameras became available that I ventured into bird photography, starting with a Canon EOS 350D and Canon 75-300mm lens around 2004.  In November 2006, I attended a BOCA weekend photography course organised by Bob Young, at Little Desert - and then I was hooked.  Soon after came a 150-500mm Sigma lens.  In 2008 I was one of the foundation members of PhotoBOCA (which became BirdLife Photography in 2012), and I became a committee member in May 2010; I have remained a committee member since then.  And my gear these days is a Canon 7D MkII, Canon 100-400mm MkII lens, and 1.4x MkIII teleconvertor.

Most of my professional career was as a chemist, in Weapons Systems Division of the Defence Science & Technology Organisation; I retired as a Senior Research Scientist in 1998.  Subsequently, I spent a number of years developing MS Access database applications as a contractor to DSTO.  These days I'm mainly occupied with running the BLP website and editing our Newsletter - but I do manage to get in some bird photography, and also an annual overseas trip, some exotic (Antarctica, South America, Svalbard and still on the bucket-list, the Galapagos), and some simply touristing.

Recent Picks

Crimson Finch (Image ID 31145)
Crimson Finch
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 22
Blue Rock-Thrush (Image ID 31113)
Blue Rock-Thrush
William Betts
Viewed: 44
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Image ID 31109)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 36
Striated Fieldwren (Image ID 31106)
Striated Fieldwren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 30
Australasian Bittern (Image ID 31063)
Australasian Bittern
Graeme Lembcke
Viewed: 63
Western Wattlebird (Image ID 31035)
Western Wattlebird
William Betts
Viewed: 61
Whistling Kite (Image ID 31029)
Whistling Kite
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 93
White-browed Scrubwren (Image ID 30996)
White-browed Scrubwren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 70
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 30993)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 81
Eastern Curlew (Image ID 30990)
Eastern Curlew
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 82

CONTACT US

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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.