Wings Akimbo for Wordless Wednesday

I saw how wings worked,
how perfumes are transmitted
by feathery telegraph…

From the poem “Birds”
Pablo Neruda,
Art of Birds

© Babsje (

Great blue heron with wings akimbo in the cove.


Thanks to Ese for her Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Celebrate. This week, I received a notice from WordPress reminding me of my one-year anniversary of joining the community. Thanks to WordPress and the many fine bloggers I’ve met here for the opportunities to connect via our blogs. Something to celebrate for sure.

Thanks to Ailsa for her Weekly Travel Theme: Glow. The cove was shrouded in shadows that afternoon, but a few spots of sunlight dappled through the tree canopy, and cast an illuminating glow on the heron’s wing.

Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for his Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.

Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.


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™

© 2014 Babsje. (

Great Blue Heron

Posted on April 30, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Audubon, Ese's Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, postaday, Weekly Travel Themes, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. What an exquisite shot. Their wingspan is utterly beautiful and impressive and… and… and.. beyond words.

    • Thanks so much for your kind words – I know how much you appreciate the great blues, yourself. Their wings are, as you say “beyond words,” very well-said!

  2. Congratulations on one year of blogging! From my limited experience, few people last that long.

  3. Exquisite shot of this beautiful Heron

  4. Even though I see these birds fairly frequently, I never fail to be amazed how large their wings really are!

    • I have that same reaction, Phil! Their wingspan is ginormous. Ospreys have the same effect on me. Imagine how long our arms would be if they were proportionate to the big birds.

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