Wildlife Photography Competition

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a photographer then the
latest wildlife
from Rattan Direct might be for you. Some gardens have plenty of choice from butterflies to badgers so
then you have lots of scope regarding what shot you can take. It helps if your garden is a haven for nature
(more about this later); here on the other hand we are quite limited as a large
chunk of ours is tarmac.

We do however have the odd visiting bee that we like to give
some sugary water to help revive it, but I have yet to see a fox, rabbit or

A little bit of sugar in water and this #bee was ready to fly off again #savethebees x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Oct 4, 2016 at 10:21am PDT

We did have a sheep escape from
a field for a little bit but I don’t think that quite counts… plus once it saw
the dog it was eager to jump back over the stone wall – so no time for a
picture of him.

I would enter myself but other than the bee our dog tends to
scare off all the wildlife from our garden. 
Although we do have some wild birds that are quite persistent I think
they prefer her to the neighbouring magpies. 
I can’t blame them if I am honest, but they are quite flighty and
nervous so it would mean making a little den hidden away so they don’t dart

If you want to try your luck though for the chance of a
rather lovely table and chair set for your garden here are some tips:

increase your chances of having wildlife visit so you can take pictures follow these
25 tips to encourage wildlife into your garden

patient for the opportunity to come along – it might take a long time to get
the perfect shot but it will be worth the wait!

more about the animal your hoping to capture – does it have a set routine so
you can position yourself ready. Can
you do more to coax it out of its hiding place? such as leaving some food out
that is suitable for it to eat. Birds are grateful for seeds this time of year when the temperature starts to drop.

lots and lots of pictures, the more you take the better you become

time learning all the features of your camera to get the best out of it

You don’t have long left to enter the competition so
get snapping! It closes on the 30th
of October.

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