The winning image was by Victoria Hillman and it was of a Otter on the Somerset Levels and it took 4 days of waiting in a hedge for the otter to appear and when it did Victoria managed to only get one image and that image won the whole competition!
Another image highly commended photo was taken by Chris Rutters. It is of a fritillary butterfly taken in Somerset.
Another highly commended image was from Janet Miles.
Janet explains I was photographing Bluebells in a Somerset wood with my Marco lens when I looked up and saw a Roe Deer. I quickly changed my lens and the deer walked towards to enabling to capture this shot.
The junior winner was Lauren Tucker and her image of an Osprey clasping a fish taken on the Somerset Levels.
Waxwings in Yeovil : These beautiful birds dropped into Yeovil last December. It was a beautiful sunny day and the birds seemed to enjoy the attention of the gathered photographers. This photograph was taken using a Canon 7D and a 400mm F5.6 lens. I was able to use a fast shutter speed of 1/1250 in order to ensure maximum sharpness. says Robin.
Droplets on Swan Head: While taking a late evening walk along the Taunton and Bridgewater canal, I noticed a pair of mute swans feeding. Each time they raised their heads the water beaded beautifully. It was then a question of waiting until the angle of the light was just right to highlight these droplets. I was using a Canon 7D with a 400mm F5.6 lens without a tripod and so had to push the shutter speed up to 1/6400sec to freeze the moving head. I also underexposed by 2/3 stop just to try and hold the detail in the white feathers. I used an aperture of F8 to maintain a small depth of focus and ensure that the background is out of focus he explains
Another highly commended was Roger frys image of the Somerset Levels in flood.
A highly commended image was also by Victoria Hillman and is of a Weevil and the fern taken in Somerset.
Victoria says This nettle weevil was wondering around on the fern and this image just came together