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  • Black Kite (Image ID 31071)

    Black Kite.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Silver Gull (Image ID 19884)

    Silver Gull.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Little Corella (Image ID 24505)

    Little Corella.   Photographer: Desmond Hokin

  • Comb-crested Jacana (Image ID 32432)

    Comb-crested Jacana.   Photographer: Keith Fisher

  • Black-faced Cormorant (Image ID 24003)

    Black-faced Cormorant.   Photographer: Jill Wilson

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

Grey Shrike-thrush (Image ID 35396)
Grey Shrike-thrush
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 26
Tahiti Petrel (Image ID 35375)
Tahiti Petrel
Rodney Appleby
Viewed: 15
Kermadec Petrel (Image ID 35325)
Kermadec Petrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 25
Lord Howe Woodhen (Image ID 35285)
Lord Howe Woodhen
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 16
Hardhead (Image ID 35283)
Hardhead
Les George
Viewed: 32
Chinstrap Penguin (Image ID 35267)
Chinstrap Penguin
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 11
Southern Cassowary (Image ID 35276)
Southern Cassowary
Gregory Cowle
Viewed: 33
White Tern (Image ID 35225)
White Tern
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 29
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 35224)
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 38
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Image ID 35218)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 25

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