The Back Paddock

Our Back Paddock contributors this week have taken some great shots of tranquil rural scenes. To see your photo in print, send it to us at mail.ndl@fairfaxmedia.com.au

TRANQUILITY: This photo was taken by Fran Santin, of Tenterfield, of a georgeous sunrise at Copeton Dam.

TRANQUILITY: This photo was taken by Fran Santin, of Tenterfield, of a georgeous sunrise at Copeton Dam.

A BUG'S LIFE: This photographer invaded the tiny world of this bug for a pic on a Tamworth lawn. Photo: Carolyn Millet

A BUG'S LIFE: This photographer invaded the tiny world of this bug for a pic on a Tamworth lawn. Photo: Carolyn Millet

MIRROR IMAGE: This photo was taken by John Fogarty at Lake Keepit.

MIRROR IMAGE: This photo was taken by John Fogarty at Lake Keepit.

GREAT VISTA: The view from Paradise Park, Murrurundi, lived up to its name during a recent sunny weekend. Photo: Carolyn Millet

GREAT VISTA: The view from Paradise Park, Murrurundi, lived up to its name during a recent sunny weekend. Photo: Carolyn Millet

CHEEKY WREN: This fairy wren can sometimes spend hours attacking it's own image in the window. Photo: Stephanie van Eyk

CHEEKY WREN: This fairy wren can sometimes spend hours attacking it's own image in the window. Photo: Stephanie van Eyk

AERIAL ACROBATICS: A helicopter was doing some impressive low flying while spraying chemical on a property on the outskirts of Walcha last week. Photo: Stephanie van Eyk

AERIAL ACROBATICS: A helicopter was doing some impressive low flying while spraying chemical on a property on the outskirts of Walcha last week. Photo: Stephanie van Eyk