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  • Musk Lorikeet (Image ID 34716)

    Musk Lorikeet.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Painted Finch (Image ID 27741)

    Painted Finch.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Whistling Kite (Image ID 25808)

    Whistling Kite.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Azure Kingfisher (Image ID 22520)

    Azure Kingfisher.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Red-capped Plover (Image ID 27023)

    Red-capped Plover.   Photographer: Richard Smart

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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.

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Latest Images

Ground Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 35010)
Ground Cuckoo-shrike
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 9
Grey-crowned Babbler (Image ID 35009)
Grey-crowned Babbler
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 8
Grey Fantail (Image ID 35008)
Grey Fantail
Gary King
Viewed: 4
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Image ID 35007)
Australian Owlet-nightjar
Les George
Viewed: 5
Golden Whistler (Image ID 35006)
Golden Whistler
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 6
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Image ID 35005)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 5
Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 35004)
Eastern Spinebill
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 7
Crimson Rosella (Image ID 35003)
Crimson Rosella
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 8

Member voting for the Best of 2018 competition, which closed for entries on 25th February and for voting on 25th March, 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 – Best of 2018

This category attracted 88 entries, from 23 photographers. 48 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Best of 2018

This category attracted 95 entries, from 30 photographers. 48 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Best of 2018

This category attracted 37 entries, from 12 photographers. 48 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images

The Tom Oliver Award is a Special BirdLife Photography Award established in 2014; it seeks to entice photographers and/or photography-educators to create an original and inspiring educational resource enabling bird photographers to advance their photographic knowledge-base and technical competencies. This definition is deliberately broad to encourage lateral thinking and innovation by award entrants.  These resources should promote best practice in photographic techniques and could include aspects such as:

  • photographing small birds
  • photographing birds in flight
  • capturing interesting behaviours
  • compositional elements
  • post-production techniques and workflows
  • ethics in bird photography

BirdLife Photography invites entries for the 2019 Tom Oliver Award.  Entry is open to anyone living in Australia, and to overseas members of BirdLife Australia or Birdlife Photography.  Entries for the 2019 Award close on 15th July 2019.  Please see the Rules and Conditions page for details, and a link to the 2019 Entry Form.

The Tom Oliver Award is NOT a photographic competition; entries which are merely a portfolio of bird photographs will not be accepted.

 

The theme for our second competition for 2019 is Bird On A Wire.  Although a wire is one of the least attractive of perches, nevertheless a bird, or several birds, perched on a fence wire or powerline is a commonplace scene throughout most of the land.  For this competition, we invite you to submit an image showing this. Some of our larger birds, in particular raptors, are too large to perch on a wire, and will use a fence post or power pole for their perch; in this competition we will accept such images, provided that the fence wire or power line is clearly visible.

This competition is open to members for submission of entries until Monday 20th May 2019.  Images for this competition must have been taken within the last 2 years (that is, after 25th March 2017).  Images submitted to previous competitions, or to the New Images gallery, may be submitted to this competition; if you choose to do this, you must resubmit the image to the competition gallery; images cannot be moved from an existing gallery.  We are also continuing the trial of larger size images for the Advanced competition; images in that category may be up to 1800px wide and 1800px high, and must have at least one dimension meeting that maximum size.

Best Photograph of the Year - Interchangeable Lens Camera

Regent Bowerbirds - Brian O'Leary (Image ID 30762)

Regent Bowerbirds

 

Best Photograph of the Year - Fixed Lens Camera

Australian Pelican - Rodger Scott (Image ID 31133)

Australian Pelican

The winners of these Photographs of the Year will receive a BLP gold medal.

 

The other short-list finalists for Photo of the Year were:

Interchangeable Lens Camera:

Fixed Lens Camera:

World renowned bird photographer Glenn Bartley will be the keynote speaker at the Birdlife Photography Biennial Conference on 21st & 22nd September 2019, in Fremantle, WA.

Save those dates!

Glenn Bartley

There's only a few days left to get your entries in for this competition!

Our first photo competition for this year is Best of 2018As the name implies, we invite you to submit your best image(s) taken during 2018.

This competition is open to members for submission of entries until Monday 25th February 2019.  The normal 2-year time limit for photos does not apply for this competition; images for this competition must have been taken during 2018 (ie. between 1st January 2018 and 31st December 2018).  Images submitted to previous competitions, or to the New Images gallery, may be submitted to this competition; if you choose to do this, you must resubmit the image to the competition gallery; images cannot be moved from another existing gallery.  See the Photo Gallery - Competitions section for full details and rules of our competitions, and quick access to the current competition galleries.

For this competition, we are trialing a larger image size for the Advanced level.  In that category, images may be up to 1800px wide and 1800px high; at least one of the image dimensions must be 1800px.  The image filesize limit has also been increased, to 2560kB.

Recent Picks

Grey-crowned Babbler (Image ID 35009)
Grey-crowned Babbler
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 8
Whiskered Tern (Image ID 34966)
Whiskered Tern
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 22
Red-necked Stint (Image ID 34960)
Red-necked Stint
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 21
Red-rumped Parrot (Image ID 34950)
Red-rumped Parrot
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 17
Brown Thornbill (Image ID 34943)
Brown Thornbill
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 21
Long-toed Stint (Image ID 34932)
Long-toed Stint
David Newell
Viewed: 19
Black-fronted Dotterel (Image ID 34915)
Black-fronted Dotterel
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 20
Welcome Swallow (Image ID 34906)
Welcome Swallow
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 43
Slender-billed White-eye (Image ID 34901)
Slender-billed White-eye
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 16
Black Petrel (Image ID 34900)
Black Petrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 26

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