How to capture stunning winter wildlife – Part 2: subjects close to home

A little yellowhammer demonstrates just how small in the frame the subject can be, yet still remain the focal point (Image credit: Andy Parkinson)
Meet the pro: Andrew Parkinson

Andy Parkinson

(Image credit: Andy Parkinson)

Andy Parkinson is an award-winning wildlife photographer, regular National Geographic contributor and a recent Nikon ambassador. Working with wild animals only, he often speaks about conservation, animal rights and photo ethics.

www.andrewparkinson.com
@andyparkinsonphoto

When snow is forecast in my local area of Derbyshire, UK, I tend to prefer focusing on guaranteed, easily accessible subjects such as mute swans, grey squirrels or smaller garden/farmland birds, such as the yellowhammer above. 

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