Sometimes you get the
bear, erm great blue heron,
bear, erm great blue heron gets you.
In posts past, dragonflies have teased the herons mercilessly.
Landing on their bills:
Perching on their heads:
And singing “Nah, nah, na boo boo, you can’t catch me:”
For the daily prompt, Michelle tasked us to show “a time things came this close to working out…but didn’t.” It didn’t work out so well for the dragonfly in today’s top photo, but he didn’t go down without a fight, and he didn’t go down easily – apparently dragonflies tickle the tongue.
Truth be told, whenever there’s a face off between a heron and a dragonfly, I always root for the dragonfly, but don’t tell the herons, ok?
Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for the Daily Prompt: Close but no Cigar challenge.
Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.
A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.
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Great Blue Heron, Dragonfly
Posted on January 16, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Birds, daily prompt, Dragonfly, Great Blue Heron, Humor, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography, postaday, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography and tagged great blue heron, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.