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  • Beach Stone-curlew

    Beach Stone-curlew.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Straw-necked Ibis

    Straw-necked Ibis.   Photographer: Anna Browne

  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo

    Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Grey Fantail

    Grey Fantail.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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

Banded Lapwing (Image ID 33129)
Banded Lapwing
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 2
Brown Booby (Image ID 33127)
Brown Booby
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 16
Australian Pelican (Image ID 33103)
Australian Pelican
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 29
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 33090)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 13
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33016)
Dusky Honeyeater
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 33
Brown Booby (Image ID 33000)
Brown Booby
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 35
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (Image ID 32996)
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 44
Common Noddy, Silver Gull (Image ID 32967)
Common Noddy, Silver Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 38
Broad-billed Flycatcher (Image ID 32961)
Broad-billed Flycatcher
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 31
Great Bowerbird (Image ID 32934)
Great Bowerbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 36

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