A Languid Grace

Sometimes in stillness – 
When no one is looking –
She unfurls herself.
A languid grace.

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

Great Blue Heron wing


This week’s photo challenge is fray. Thanks to John G and WordPress for this topic.

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

Thanks to the kind folks at 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 August 27, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Audubon, Birds, Feathers, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. She’s so beautiful! Fabulous capture! 🙂

  2. Perfect for the challenge. Neat shot.

  3. Stunning! Perfect haiku to go with the photo!

  4. Eine beeindruckende Aufnahme !
    Lieben Gruß aus Deutschland

  5. A fabulous capture, Babs 🙂

  6. A nice stretch!! Would be nice of our human ones were as lovely!!

    • Good point! Stretching is best done by cats, I think, but Great Blue Herons are a close second. We humans can learn a lot about stretching from them. Thanks for your kind words. Btw, your recent great blue photo in B&W, the one with the shadows, is one of the best GBH photos I have ever seen. Lovely.

      • Wow!! An incredible comment, thank you! So appreciated!

        Yeah, cats to have the stretch down..they like own it don’t they!!

        • You’re welcome. I was thinking this afternoon that I should go back to your post and tell you that. It really is an outstanding, and very different, capture. 🙂

          • I love the feed back particularly when I am trying different treatments. You get so vested in your process that you fear your eye is tainted somehow with a time spent bonding thing.

            • I understand that entirely, so more feedback on that particular heron: I am amazed at the varieties of grey-to-black you portray, along with the textures of the feathers, and how the cap feather shadow dances across the beron’s face nearly perfectly framing the eye.

  7. Wow. Such a perfect image!

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