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Photo Walkabout Photo Competition -  'Pollinators'

May Photo Walkabout Competition image

It is a beautiful time of year to be outdoors with a camera - so many butterflies and other pollinators to be seen. This month, we have decided to run a photo competition.

Capture your best photo of pollinators. Choose from birds, bees, butterflies or other pollinating insects. Upload your chosen image to the comments section of the Pollinators Photo Competition event on the Botanic Gardens Facebook page. There is a $50 Mackay Camera House voucher to be awarded to the winning photo!

If you are unable to visit the gardens, you are welcome to find your image in your own garden, at a local reserve or park.

Here are a few tips for photographing pollinators:

  • walk slowly, look carefully and be patient when finding your subject.
  • try taking photos with creative angles for dramatic effects
  • keep it in focus
  • catch them in action
  • look for vivid bright colours.

Competition opens Friday, May 1st 2020 and closes on Sunday, May 31st 2020

The winner will be announced via Facebook early June 2020. If you don't have access to Facebook, you are most welcome to email your image to us at email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au and we add your photo for you. Please title your email as Photo Competition in the subject line if you are sending entry through via email.

Any questions, please email us or phone Gardens Administration on phone (07) 4952 7300.