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  • Pied Stilt (Image ID 24586)

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Crimson Rosella (Image ID 25889)

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 34653)

    Great Crested Grebe.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Eastern Rosella (Image ID 26947)

    Eastern Rosella.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Buff-banded Rail (Image ID 24531)

    Buff-banded Rail.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

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

Black-fronted Dotterel (Image ID 34915)
Black-fronted Dotterel
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 6
Welcome Swallow (Image ID 34906)
Welcome Swallow
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 15
Slender-billed White-eye (Image ID 34901)
Slender-billed White-eye
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 5
Black Petrel (Image ID 34900)
Black Petrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 7
Spotted Quail-thrush (Image ID 34880)
Spotted Quail-thrush
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 28
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 34865)
Speckled Warbler
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 27
Black-necked Stork (Image ID 34830)
Black-necked Stork
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 34
Australian White Ibis (Image ID 34809)
Australian White Ibis
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 32
Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Image ID 34797)
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
William Betts
Viewed: 26
Large-billed Scrubwren (Image ID 34795)
Large-billed Scrubwren
William Betts
Viewed: 26

CONTACT US

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