Spring Flings – erm, Spring Wings

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Great blue heron resting along the shore.

© Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great blue heron soaring upwards, like the mythical Phoenix.

This week Ash and WordPress have asked for Spring photos. The photos here are two favorites, both taken in early May, when both vegetation and great blue herons are wearing their spring colors.

Thanks to Ash and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring.

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. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron

Posted on May 8, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Birds, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Great photos of a great bird!

    Thanks for all of your help in getting the size of my photo files reduced to a reasonable level, it seems to be working quite well.

  2. This bird looks so grand in flight. Beautiful photos.

  3. 2 stunning shots of this impressive birds, seen on Wild Bird Wednesday

  4. Splendid pictures – and the words about the eagle are very true!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    • Many thanks for your kind comment, Stewart. I’m glad you liked these posts. The words about bald eagles are courtesy of Phil Lanoue, who has great eagle photos on his blog. Gunta also has very recent eagle photos of a nest there in Oregon.

  5. Yes, a phoenix. Such an perfect image.

    • Thank you. I think, perhaps, the ancients modeled their Phoenix from a great heron or egret. Art imitates life, or rather myth imitates life?

  6. You did a great job on that heron in flight. The wingspan and tucked legs really make it.

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