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  • Rainbow Lorikeet (Image ID 20338)

    Rainbow Lorikeet.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • White-winged Chough (Image ID 26198)

    White-winged Chough.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Royal Spoonbill (Image ID 31887)

    Royal Spoonbill.   Photographer: David Newell

  • Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 31353)

    Red-necked Avocet.   Photographer: David Newell

  • Brown Skua (Image ID 21170)

    Brown Skua.   Photographer: Richard Smart

Jen CarrI live in Ocean Grove, Victoria, which is on the Bellarine Peninsula, around 100 kms from Melbourne.  The Bellarine is a great place for bird watching, as there are farming, ocean, lake, and a few bush habitats to explore.  I have two daughters, and when my youngest daughter was four my husband died of cancer.  I work as a midwife at Geelong Hospital, which is a busy and responsible job.  A few years ago I brought a camera, enrolled in a photography course and started photographing the birds I spotted around the local area.  I became hooked on taking photos, and I found it to be a relaxing outlet for the stresses of work and bringing up my girls on my own.  I became so passionate about birds that I started writing a fortnightly column for the local paper - the ‘Ocean Grove Voice’ - and I really tried to improve my photography so that my images looked semi-professional in the paper.  I have also had a few photography exhibitions, and have had my photos published in several local guides, including ‘The History of the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve’ and ‘Discover the Real Ocean Grove’.  I have found that BLP is a very supportive community and does help with improving both post processing and photography techniques.

Recent Picks

Welcome Swallow (Image ID 34167)
Welcome Swallow
Shane Walker
Viewed: 29
Scrubtit (Image ID 34158)
Scrubtit
Warren Bennett
Viewed: 34
Northern Fantail (Image ID 34132)
Northern Fantail
Gary King
Viewed: 18
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 34063)
Speckled Warbler
Patrick Kavanagh
Viewed: 54
Star Finch (Image ID 34059)
Star Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 40
Chiming Wedgebill (Image ID 34009)
Chiming Wedgebill
Gary King
Viewed: 48
Channel-billed Cuckoo, Pied Currawong (Image ID 33993)
Channel-billed Cuckoo, Pied Currawong
Paul Thorogood
Viewed: 51
Long-toed Stint (Image ID 33989)
Long-toed Stint
William Betts
Viewed: 36
Glossy Ibis (Image ID 33873)
Glossy Ibis
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 43
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 33869)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 42

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