Happy New Year to everyone!! Here is a selection of some of Ben's best shots from 2010....
Frozen ponds and frost on plants provided good opportunities for pictures in the cold snaps of January and December.
Lighthouse with pink-lit clouds.
Redshanks feed in the wash of the waves in Solfach
Curlew with the mainland at sunrise
Orange Tip butterfly
Yellowtail and Lackey catipillars
Water droplets on grass and Oak leaf
Lichens on a willow branch in the withies
As well as finches such as Chaffinches(top), a Goldcrests(bottom) and a Yellow browed Warbler(bottom) amongst other birds appreciated the sunflower patches this autumn. For the seeds in the heads and insects that they attract.
An adult Swallow performes suberb aerodynamics giving food to it's young whilst in mid-flight.
Sycamore keys provide an incredible pattern when back-lit