Beneath the Surface

Great blue heron diving beneath the surface.

Great blue heron camouflaged by the stones.


Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.

Thanks again to Stewart Moncton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.

Thanks once more to Ese for her Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Allure.

Thanks again to Ailsa for her Weekly Travel Theme: Stone prompt.

Thanks also to Skinnywench for the Word a Week Challenge: Favorite. (My favorite model from the middle lake once again.)


Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.

(This photo was taken October, 2007)

© 2013 Babsje. (


Posted on October 30, 2013, in A Word A Week Photo Challenge, ardea herodias, Art, Bird photography, Ese's Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge, Great Blue Heron, Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge, Nature Photography, Photography, postaday, Weekly Travel Themes, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. That is a moment and a half to catch…so to speak 🙂 With all the…graceful splashing around!

    • Thanks, it was amazing to see the late day sun backlighting the water splashes and droplets in the air and I was pleased that the camera was quick enough for the capture. This heron is one of my long-time favorites, I am smitten.

  2. Gorgeous shot! I love the the way you caught the water splashing up!

  3. HI Babsje This is a great shot and as you say it blends in so well you could nearly miss the Heron.

  4. Gorgeous shot, Babsje. Thanks for sharing and for taking part 🙂

  5. I love the splashes of light!

  6. These (the fabulous image with fish in bill) are great images, love the lighting. Thanks for sharing

  7. WOW…very beautiful shot. I had to look twice before I saw what’s happened. Pawkiss 🙂

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