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Group Description

This is a group for photographs of Hampshire & Isle of Wight wildlife and landscapes

It has been set up by us (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust) to highlight the wonderful diversity of wildlife that we have in these two counties and to let people know about recent wildlife sightings.

We really look forward to seeing your photographs!

Wildlife photography Code of Conduct

Remember when taking photographs or video of wildlife that the welfare of the subject is more important than the image.

Here are a few key points to remember:

> Always photograph animals and birds from a safe and respectable distance

> If they show any sign of stress move further back or leave altogether

> Be patient and never force an animal or bird to do something. Remember that the effect of many people is cumulative: you might be the 100th person that day to disturb the subject

> Never encroach on nests or dens during the breeding season

> Treat the habitat with the same regard that you have for the animals themselves

> Check published recommendations such as the excellent code produced by the Nature Group of the Royal Photographic Society www.rpsnaturegroup.com

> Many species are legally protected. The Law as it affects nature photography must be observed. For Great Britain the main legislation is listed at www.rpsnaturegroup.com

> Finally always be honest and truthful when captioning your images

You agree to photographs added to this group being used on our website www.hwt.org.uk.

Photographs will be added to this group at the discretion of the administrator. Any photograph that doesn't follow the above Code of Conduct will not be added.

5 photographs can be added per day.

Find out more about Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust at the following link:
www.hwt.org.uk

Group Rules

All photographs added MUST BE of wild Hampshire & Isle of Wight flora or fauna.

Photographs must be tagged, or have a description or title that shows where the photograph was taken and what the subject of the image is.

You agree to photographs added to this group being used on our website at www.hwt.org.uk

5 photographs can be added per day.

Wildlife Photography Code of Conduct

Remember when taking photographs or video of wildlife that the welfare of the subject is more important than the image.

Here are a few key points to remember:

> Always photograph animals and birds from a safe and respectable distance

> If they show any sign of stress move further back or leave altogether

> Be patient and never force an animal or bird to do something. Remember that the effect of many people is cumulative: you might be the 100th person that day to disturb the subject

> Never encroach on nests or dens during the breeding season

> Treat the habitat with the same regard that you have for the animals themselves

> Check published recommendations such as the excellent code produced by the Nature Group of the Royal Photographic Society www.rpsnaturegroup.com

> Many species are legally protected. The Law as it affects nature photography must be observed. For Great Britain the main legislation is listed at www.rpsnaturegroup.com

> Finally always be honest and truthful when captioning your images

Photographs will only be added to the group at the discretion of the administrator. Any photograph that the administrator feels does not follow the above Code of Conduct will not be added.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 5 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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