Me And My Shadow

“I was crying because I can’t get my shadow to stick on.”
“It has come off?”
Then Wendy saw the shadow on the floor, looking so draggled, and she was frightfully sorry for Peter. “How awful!” she said, but she could not help smiling when she saw that he had been trying to stick it on with soap.

Peter Pan and Wendy
Chapter 3
J.M. Barrie
Peter Pan

Great blue heron shadow.

Great blue heron shadow.

Try as it might, the shadow just couldn’t keep up with the fledgling great blue heron soaring across the channel, passing by the concrete walls.

(The photo looks like a picture of an eons-old fossil, doesn’t it?)


Thanks to Paula and WordPress for the Thursday’s Special Non-Challenge Challenge nudge. Paula, forgive me for submitting wgain, but this shadow photo is special to me.

And also thanks to Sue Llewellyn for the Word A Week: Underneath challenge. What can be more underneath than a shadow?

Thanks again to Ed Prescott for the Sunday Stills: Birds challenge.

And thanks also to Michelle for the Weekly Pet Challenge Roundup nudge.


(This took place September 2011)

© 2013 Babsje. (

Posted on October 3, 2013, in A Word A Week Photo Challenge, ardea herodias, Art, Bird photography, daily prompt, Great Blue Heron, Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge, Nature Photography, Sunday Stills, Thursday's Special, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. LOVE PETER PAN!!!:-) How did you get that shot???

    • Oh, glad you liked the Peter Pan reference. How did I get this shot? Riight place at the right time, I suppose. I’ve done some other heron shadows but not many in flight, so I was happy to see this one work out. Thanks for your comment.

  2. 😀 NO problem Babsje 🙂 I have included your link in the 1st TS 🙂 Which one are you? Peter Pan or Wendy? 😉

  3. That is a super shot, Babsje.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Babsje….Love the quote and the photography….Something special!

  5. Wow, so true about right place/right time, Babsje! It also takes an eye to recognize the synergy and coordination to capture it. Great job!

    • Thanks so much for your kind comment! There is a saying that we “create our own luck,” I think you would agree based on your comment. The heron in the shadow photo was an excellent model that day. Thanks again for commenting.

  6. Ahhhh …. I loved Peter Pan. The photo looks like it’s in black and white. The image looks like it could be a photo from long ago.
    Great photo.

    • Many thanks for your comment, I’m so glad you liked this one and noticed that ths photo has an “old” look to it. Peter Pan id definitely a favorite.

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