The Tao of Feathers
What is soft is strong.
Tao Te Ching
There’s an exquisite intricacy to feathers, the sublime structures of individual feathers, as well as the interconnectedness of groups of feathers working together in harmony to make flight possible.
Individually, so soft.
Collectively, so strong.
What is soft is strong, indeed.
While the magnificent wingspan of the great blue heron is spectacular, the beauty of heron feathers isn’t limited to the powerful wings. In an earlier post, I shared photos of other less prominent but still stunning feathers, some arranged in intricate patterns. (Please click here to catch up if you missed those earlier photos.)
Thanks once more to Ese for her Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Intricate.
Thanks again to the kind folks at NaBloPoMo for the National Blog Posting Month challenge this November.
Thanks to Ailsa for the Weekly Travel Theme: Delicate.
Thanks also to Skinnywench for the Word a Week Challenge: Two.
Thanks to Cee also for her B&W Challenge: Close-ups, Macro.
Thanks again to Stewart Moncton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.
Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™
(This took place May, 2013)
The Tao of Feathers™
© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)
Posted on November 5, 2013, in A Word A Week Photo Challenge, ardea herodias, Art, Bird photography, Cee's Black & White Challenge, Ese's Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge, Great Blue Heron, Mindfulness, NaBloPoMo, Nature Photography, Photography, postaday, Weekly Travel Themes, Wild Bird Wednesday and tagged great blue heron, NaBloPoMo, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.