A Hair-Raising Moment

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Great Blue Heron’s hair raising moment.


Thanks to Krista and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’. I love slipping the kayak into a natural-cover hide in a secluded cove and waiting for wildlife to arrive. On hot summer days, this Great Blue Heron often swoops down from the canopy and preens for hours on the half-submerged logs. When the wind is perfect,I’m able to stay with him for a long time, hidden from view, camera in hand. The peace there is profound.

Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for hosting the Wild Bird Wednesday challenge.

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, Kayaking

Posted on July 29, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Audubon, Birds, Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I kinda feel like that lately….. (the bad hair day) 😀

  2. That’s magnificent!

    Here’s my Wordless Wednesday!

  3. I am off to the hair dresser this morning. I could take the Heron with me for a hair do!

  4. He is quite handsome! What a pleasure it must have been just to watch quietly.

    • Yes, he’s a handsome one! I think sitting on the water, watching Great Blue Herons is one of the best uses of time. Thanks for your kind words, I’m glad you like this one.

  5. I am so digging this doo;)

    • I know what you mean, I feel the same way when they erect their cap feathers “just so.” Glad you like this one, thanks for your kind comment!

  6. Awesome shot of the Heron, must be a windy day..

    • Hi Eileen – Thanks for the lovely compliment, I’m glad you like this photo. It was a little breezy then, but the heron had just finished scratching the underside of his chin. When they do that with those long, deadly talons, they very often erect their cap feathers. It seems to be an almost automatic thing. Frankly, if anyone scratched under my chin with toe claws like that, it would be hair-raising for me, too!

  7. Now THAT’S a bad hair day!
    Great shot!
    Please share your photos at the new home for Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/p/other-wordless-wednesday.html. I hope to see you each week!

    • Thanks for your kind comment about the heron, I’m glad you like this photo. And thanks for mentioning the Tuesday link for Wordless Wednesday. Sorry if I’m confused though – has the current Wordless Wednesday gone away, or is this something entirely new?

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