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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Superb Parrot (Image ID 19930)

    Superb Parrot.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Red-capped Plover (Image ID 20406)

    Red-capped Plover.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Diamond Firetail (Image ID 36099)

    Diamond Firetail.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Red-capped Robin (Image ID 37483)

    Red-capped Robin.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Lewin's Honeyeater,Macleay's Honeyeater (Image ID 36074)

    Lewin's Honeyeater,Macleay's Honeyeater.   Photographer: Bill Harding

In 2014 the BirdLife Photography Committee initiated a review of the structure and function of its digital image library, the on-going repository of Australian bird images submitted by BirdLife Photography members to promote a visual appreciation of our unique birdlife and to provide a digital resource for related educational and conservation purposes.  As a consequence of this review, the Committee decided to initiate a restructure of the image library to meet the evolving needs of BirdLife Photography and its parent organisation, BirdLife Australia.  The restructure commenced in January 2015 and is a continuing process.

The first phase expands the structure of the image library with three additional galleries, one of which is the New Images Gallery (NIG).  This gallery came into operation in April 2015.  It accepts most images submitted by our members; everything except images in a 1400x450 format used in the slide-show panel on some of this website's pages, which are submitted to the Slides gallery; Photo Competition entries, which are submiited to the competition galleries; and submissions for the Creative Images and Science & Conservation galleries.  Images submitted to the NIG are subjected to a moderation process undertaken by an in-house, experienced moderating panel, before appearing on the website; each day the Latest Images column on our Home page shows all images that were published the previous day, if there were none (a situation that seldom occurs), the content remains unchanged from the previous day.  Images are usually published within a day or two of submission; occasionally, the moderation process may take longer if the bird is difficult to identify.  In addition, the moderating panel may select high-quality images, or images of rare or uncommon birds (possibly of lower quality), to appear in the Recent Picks column on our Home page.  Published images remain in the NIG for a month, and are then transferred to the Main Library.  They will then be scheduled for appraisal by the Working Groups assigned to the Premier Bird Images Gallery and the Bird Identification Gallery.

Recent Picks

Gibberbird (Image ID 43594)
Gibberbird
David Newell
Viewed: 0
Eastern Grass Owl (Image ID 43566)
Eastern Grass Owl
Michael Todd
Viewed: 28
Crimson Chat (Image ID 43555)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 37
Australasian Darter (Image ID 43544)
Australasian Darter
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 50
Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 43522)
Nankeen Night-Heron
Lucca Rodriguez Amorim
Viewed: 43
Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 43505)
Pacific Black Duck
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 59
Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 43502)
Pacific Black Duck
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 96
Australian White Ibis (Image ID 43501)
Australian White Ibis
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 64
Comb-crested Jacana (Image ID 43458)
Comb-crested Jacana
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 56
Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 43462)
Superb Fairy-wren
Linda Leman
Viewed: 67

CONTACT US

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