Congratulations to the winner of the Cole’s Summer Photo Contest. Jane Walker of Carrollton, Georgia submitted two photos that made it to the Top Ten Finalists. This beautiful photo of a White-breasted Nuthatch enjoying Cole’s Special Feeder™ Suet Cake took top honors. The photo had a total of 86 “likes” on the Cole’s Facebook page.
Jane says, “I entered the contest because I love Cole’s. The products are excellent. The birds love them.”
Jane began taking photos after she started feeding birds in her back yard. She loved watching them and that motivated her to get a new camera. Even though she has a great zoom on her camera, she enjoys getting very close to the birds. “I was probably six feet away when I took that picture. I just become part of the scenery”, Jane says.
For Jane, taking part in the Cole’s Summer Photo Contest was a lot of fun. She had the chance to engage with bird lovers across the country who she met on Facebook. “People who feed birds are just really nice. It was so endearing to me that many of my Facebook friends posted my photos on their wall and asked people to “like” my photos. I even made a new friend during the contest,” says Jane. She and Dawn Fountain, who also entered the contest, became Facebook friends, and they are meeting in person this weekend.
As the winner, Jane will get a free “Hot Meats” product package worth almost $75. This is the first seasonal photo contest for Cole’s, and there will be many more. The next one will be a Winter Photo Contest.
Other contest finalists include: Dawn Fountain, Jack McDonald, Jennifer Williams, and Julie Strommen.
Elaine Cole of Cole’s Wild Bird Products was very happy with the creativity and quality of the photos. “It’s really fun to see Cole’s customers feeding the birds and critters. I loved the photos. They represent just what we strive to do at Cole’s, which is give the birds exactly what they want,” said Elaine.
Cole’s Wild Bird Products is a family-owned company that distributes wild bird feed and suet products. The company is known for offering the highest quality products on the market. Cole’s also specializes in “hot” products designed to keep squirrels from taking over the bird feeder and eating all the seed. Cole’s started in the garage of mom and pop entrepreneurs Richard and Nancy Cole back in the early 1980’s. Today it distributes to retailers nationwide. Cole’s is located in the metro Atlanta area.