There are four categories:
We want to celebrate all things great and small at the Arboretum, so the first challenge is to get up close to nature on our site, capturing the tiny details.
Nature very rarely stands still at the Arboretum, we would love you to capture its movement on site, such as a rabbit hopping, or plants swaying in the wind.
A shot of the Arboretum’s landscape and its nature. Thinking about the composition, why not show exactly what you can capture on your phone. The more imaginative the better.
It’s up to you. Your choice of what interests you about the nature at the Arboretum. You could use props, light photography, long exposures, or a simple snap shot that sum up your enjoyment of nature. It’s your choice.
You can enter each of these challenges, but can submit no more than two photographs per challenge.
A quick chance to photograph this beautiful butterfly within the wild flower area. They didn't settle for long so pleased I managed to get this shot.
Buzzing bee in a poppy
Taken on my smart phone, a beautiful bumble bee enjoying the poppies in the area of wild flowers
This area of forest is dedicated to all those who died whilst serving in Northern Ireland. This person is unknown to me, but not forgotten....
TIny little wagtail keeping a look out.
Ants eye meadow view
Taken in the meadow, but by placing camera on the ground, for an alternative angle.
Two Dragonflies near the water.
Over cloudy skies
Where Poppies Blow
Poppies and Wild Flowers in the memorial meadow.