Just in case anyone is in any doubt this is a photomanipulation where the background and the snowflakes have been added. I know, I know, it does look fairly obvious but when I posted this on another site someone did ask if it was snowing where I lived - and they were serious.
The original bird shot was taken at an Arts and Crafts fair where they had one of those bird of prey displays that have seemingly become very popular over the last few years.
I did the manip because a big red tent in the background and a passerby with wild hair (it was very windy on the day) wasn't really adding to the shot :-)
Many thanks for visiting and I hope that you enjoy the work
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