Yuck, Ptooie

Sometimes you get the bear, erm great blue heron,
Sometimes the bear, erm great blue heron gets you.

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Great blue heron finds out that dragonflies tickle the tongue.

In posts past, dragonflies have teased the herons mercilessly.

Landing on their bills:

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Great blue heron eye-to-eye with dragonfly.

Perching on their heads:

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Great blue heron fledgling wondering where he put his glasses, erm dragonfly.

And singing “Nah, nah, na boo boo, you can’t catch me:”

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Dragonfly teasing great blue heron.

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.

Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

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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 , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. This one makes me smile. Great shots!

  2. Splendid set if shots – two of my favourite aniamls – herons and dragonflies.

    Thankfully the run of very hot days is over (for a while) here.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    • Many thanks, Stewart, I’m glad you like them, and also very happy to hear that the extreme heat there has abated. It must have been quite grueling for people and all loving things there.

  3. Ha! I loved the title then loved the photos even more! Well done!

  4. Hi. B Great series of shots. Did I see these shots of the Heron and Dragonfly in For using on Wildlife?

    • Thanks, Margaret! Glad you like them. Say, do you have a link for the place you mentioned, For using on Wildlife? These are all my own original photos and I haven’t given anyone permission to reuse them anywhere. Thanks!

  5. Just priceless. What wonderful captures!

  6. tee hee..I won’t tell the blue heron either..shh…..I love dragon flies too:-)

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