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  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Image ID 19009)

    Wedge-tailed Shearwater.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Black Kite (Image ID 31526)

    Black Kite.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 24940)

    Grey-tailed Tattler.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Apostlebird (Image ID 27738)

    Apostlebird.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Galah (Image ID 36073)

    Galah.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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

Golden-headed Cisticola (Image ID 36324)
Golden-headed Cisticola
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 16
Rufous Bristlebird (Image ID 36319)
Rufous Bristlebird
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 33
Australasian Darter (Image ID 36315)
Australasian Darter
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 23
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 36314)
Rainbow Bee-eater
Graham Cam
Viewed: 41
Eastern Whipbird (Image ID 36310)
Eastern Whipbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 44
Albert's Lyrebird (Image ID 36305)
Albert's Lyrebird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 40
Diamond Dove (Image ID 36303)
Diamond Dove
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 30
Indian Peafowl (Image ID 36297)
Indian Peafowl
Gary King
Viewed: 27
Swift Parrot (Image ID 36293)
Swift Parrot
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 53
Banded Honeyeater (Image ID 36244)
Banded Honeyeater
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 39

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