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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 42302)

    Superb Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Masked Finch (Image ID 35597)

    Masked Finch.   Photographer: Gary King

  • Banded Stilt (Image ID 36955)

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Australian Magpie (Image ID 20624)

    Australian Magpie.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Nankeen Kestrel (Image ID 19614)

    Nankeen Kestrel.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

Late in 2014, we introduced a new facet to our competitions, aiming to deliver an additional level of feedback to our membership - a Mystery Reviewer who selects his or her top images, as well as providing a short critique for each of the images they have chosen.  Our Mystery Reviewer(s) will (usually) remain anonymous, but we can assure you that he/she has extensive expertise in photographic techniques, wildlife/nature photography and judging photographic competitions.  The Small in the Landscape competition was the first competition where our Mystery Reviewer was introduced.

Our Mystery Reviewers select and critique images from all three competition levels; Entry Level, Intermediate, and Advanced (not all Advanced level competitions have had a Mystery Reviewer).  Mystery Reviewers chosen for critiquing the Advanced level competitions are award-winning and/or professional photographers.  The Mystery Reviewer has some discretion in the number of images they select, generally from 5 images up to about 12.  The number of images selected is generally highest for Advanced, then Immediate and finally Entry level.  This is because there are more high quality images submitted by the more experienced advanced level photographers, images are often difficult to separate and they are worthy of recognition.  This is not discriminatory because the different levels do not compete against each other.

All the Mystery Reviewer selections/critiques are available from the Mystery Reviewer Critiques page; the most recent articles are at the top.

Photographers whose images have been selected by a Mystery Reviewer can contact our website administrator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., who will advise if the Mystery Reviewer is willing to be contacted for further discussion of their image.

 

 

Recent Picks

Willie Wagtail (Image ID 46774)
Willie Wagtail
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 43
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 46725)
Tawny Frogmouth
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 73
Striated Heron (Image ID 46693)
Striated Heron
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 121
Black-necked Stork (Image ID 46683)
Black-necked Stork
Angela Farnsworth
Viewed: 78
White-faced Heron (Image ID 46617)
White-faced Heron
Darren Hibberd
Viewed: 144
Southern Fulmar (Image ID 46610)
Southern Fulmar
Chris Young
Viewed: 261
Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 46564)
Greater Crested Tern
Patrick Kavanagh
Viewed: 194
Satin Bowerbird (Image ID 46558)
Satin Bowerbird
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 167
Brown Honeyeater (Image ID 46520)
Brown Honeyeater
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 256
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Image ID 46516)
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 228

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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