• White-faced Heron (Image ID 20074)

    White-faced Heron.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Australasian Grebe (Image ID 24459)

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Brown Quail (Image ID 33940)

    Brown Quail.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Image ID 20197)

    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Red-rumped Parrot (Image ID 26320)

    Red-rumped Parrot.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

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The next BirdLife Photography Biennial Conference (previously Digital Photography In The Bush) will be held in Fremantle, WA, on 21st & 22nd September 2019.

See here for details,

or visit the dedicated BirdLIfe Photography Conference website.

Register on-line here, or download the Registration Form, complete it, and send it to BirdLife Australia - details are on the form.

This Search facility will search all website content, uploaded documents, and images.  Some content on this site is restricted to BLP members; visitors may not be able to access all the items found.  The search options button on the All Photos page (on the Photo Gallery drop-down menu), and on individual gallery pages, provides more options for searching images only.

Latest Images

Wonga Pigeon (Image ID 36609)
Wonga Pigeon
Alison Bowling
Viewed: 9
Red-capped Plover (Image ID 36605)
Red-capped Plover
Patrick Kavanagh
Viewed: 12
White-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 36604)
White-tailed Tropicbird
Patrick Kavanagh
Viewed: 14
Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 36601)
Sooty Oystercatcher
Georgina Barbour
Viewed: 11

Member voting for the Introduced Species competition, which closed for entries on 12th August and for voting on 8th September, has been analysed and the results for the top five images in each category are listed here.  The Winner is the image which received the most votes; and we also show the next four highest placed images, rating them as Highly Commended if they received at least 90% of the votes for the winning image, and Commended for scores less than that.

Advanced Level – Introduced Species

This category attracted 38 entries, from 14 photographers. 27 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Introduced Species

This category attracted 39 entries, from 17 photographers. 29 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Introduced Species

This category attracted 18 entries, from 6 photographers. 31 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their qulity images

The details of the various pre- and post conference outings associated with our Biennial Conference in Fremantle in September are now finalised.  For the latest details, visit the Outings page.  The latest update includes some changges to details announced earlier; also, the mobile phone numbers of most leaders are now included.

There is a link near the bottom of that page to download the information in PDF format.

The Introduced Species competition has closed for entries, and is now open for voting by members.  Voting will close on Sunday, 8th September 2019.   As usual, you may vote for one or more of the competition levels; you do not need to have submitted an image to the competition to vote.

If you need help on how to vote, see the Photo Galleries-Competitions-Competition Voting page.

Please remember that this is not a popularity vote for your favourite bird, the rarest species or the most colourful bird.  Your scoring (5 points for the best image, down to 1 point for your fifth choice) should reflect the following:

  • Does the image meet the theme criteria?  For this competition, there can be no doubt; only species which matched this requirement were accepted for this competition.
  • Does the image meet the key criteria for a quality image? (see 'Competition Voting' for more details).
  • Do the comments provided by the photographer improve your understanding of why this image was taken, and submitted to this competition?

In addition to the membership vote, each competition level is reviewed by an experienced/professional judge - our "Mystery Reviewer" - and those scores are added to the members' voting results for the end-of-year medal awards.

 

We continue to trial a larger image size in the Advanced level of this competition; entries for that level were required to be either 1800 pixels wide or 1800 pixels high.  This has some implications for viewing the images.  Our website uses what is known as "responsive design", and will scale images which are wider than your browser window to fit on-screen. This means that if your browser window is not wider than about 1850 pixels (allowing for page margins and scroll-bar), you will not see a full-size image which is 1800 pixels wide; it will be scaled to fit your page width. The screen/browser resolution data that we have available indicates that about 2/3 of our members are using screens with HD (1920 x 1080) or higher resolution, and will be able to see 1800 pixel wide images with no scaling.

If your browser window is wide enough to display the image at full size, there will be no scaling; this means that an image which is 1800 pixels high will need a browser window about 1950 pixels high to see the whole image which is 1800 pixels high (allowing for browser title/menu/address bars and task bar at bottom of screen). Very few of our members have screens with such high resolution; to see the whole of an 1800-high image they will need to reduce their browser window width - yes, it sounds counter-intuitive - to cause the image to be scaled until its height is reduced sufficiently to display in the browser window. For example, there is an image in the Advanced competition which is 1318 wide x 1800 high; on my laptop (1920 x 1080 resolution), with a maximized browser window, I can see the image at full size, but I only see about half of the image height; I need to reduce my browser window width to about 750 pixels to see the complete image, which at that point has been scaled to about 50% of its full size. I would do this if I was assessing images for voting, so that I could see the overall composition; I would also view it full size to see image detail.  Changing the browser window width will allow people with screens which cannot display an 1800 x 1800 image at full size to get the "best of both worlds" with the large image format.

We have been overwhelmed with the number and standard of entries in our national competition.  At close of entries late on Sunday 4th August, we'd received more than 4,100 entries, eclipsing the 3,100 received in 2018 (the competition's first year).

Our panel of top international and Australian judges have a big task ahead of them.  We're expecting to announce results in late October or early November.

We thank all entrants for supporting the competition, especially our own Birdlife Photography members.

Member voting for the Bird On A Wire competition, which closed for entries on 20th May and for voting on 16th June, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 images (or more, in the case of a tie) in each category are listed here.  The Winner is the image which received the most votes; and we also show the next four highest placed images, rating them as Highly Commended if they received at least 90% of the votes for the winning image, and Commended for scores less than that.

Advanced Level – Bird on a Wire

This category attracted 80 entries, from 30 photographers. 47 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Bird on a Wire

This category attracted 105 entries, from 44 photographers. 44 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Bird on a Wire

This category attracted 38 entries, from 15 photographers. 45 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images

Over the years, we've published a number of educational/tutorial articles in our bi-monthly Newsletter.  These are now available in Resources - Our Articles.  That page provides access to articles in four categories:

  • Photography Techniques and Processes
  • Image Processing
  • Articles about Equipment
  • In-depth Technical Articles

Articles in this section which are less than 24 months old are only accessible to our members, who must log-in to access them.

 

In the past week or so (early April), we've had several members contact us to report that they have been unable to upload images to our galleries; the upload would hang, sometimes reporting a timeout error, sometimes with no error message.  It appears that a recent update to the Safari web browser - the default for Apple systems - is the cause of this behaviour.  Our advice to Safari users who experience this problem is to change to an alternative web browser; we recommend either Chrome or Firefox.

Recent Picks

Northern Shoveler (Image ID 36558)
Northern Shoveler
Con Boekel
Viewed: 85
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 36556)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 71
Dusky Woodswallow (Image ID 36547)
Dusky Woodswallow
Alan Burdett
Viewed: 77
Partridge Pigeon (Image ID 36546)
Partridge Pigeon
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 68
Russet-tailed Thrush (Image ID 36524)
Russet-tailed Thrush
Alison Bowling
Viewed: 63
Beach Stone-curlew (Image ID 36517)
Beach Stone-curlew
Con Boekel
Viewed: 73
Orange Chat (Image ID 36509)
Orange Chat
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 82
Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 36503)
Red-necked Avocet
Jason Moore
Viewed: 77
Black-tailed Gull (Image ID 36491)
Black-tailed Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 74
Little Kingfisher (Image ID 36463)
Little Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 92

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