Monday, January 3, 2011

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
                                   A Willow Warbler makes a good subject with the pink apple-blossom
 Marbled Coronet
 Orange Tip butterfly
 Yellowtail and Lackey catipillars
Dried ground provides an interesting pattern.
                                                                    Marsh Marigold anthers
 Water droplets on grass and Oak leaf
 Lichens on a willow branch in the withies
                                 A Lapland Bunting takes a quick bath on the maririme heath pools.
 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.
                                      Dew droplets cling to grasses and spiderwebbs after a clear night
 An adult Swallow performes suberb aerodynamics giving food to it's young whilst in mid-flight.
         Sandwich Terns move south along with hundreds of other seabirds past the north hide in the autumn
Sanderling feeds on Solfach
                                                                Droplets stick to a magpie feather
Sycamore keys provide an incredible pattern when back-lit
                   Red sword Grass
                             A Grey Phalarope picks, for once, a calm day to visit the island this year.
    A Little Gull(top) and a Black headed Gull(bottom) feed in Solfach


  1. absolutely wonderful photos, I'm looking forward to returning in May and am inspired to fine-tune my photography skills!

  2. Ben
    I've been very cheeky and published one of your excellent photos on our Llên Natur (nature lore) website (fully accredited of course - go to If you're not happy with this let me know and I'll take it off.

    Kind regards

    Duncan Brown
    Llen Natur Project Manager for Cymdeithas Edward Llwyd