Silken Feather Against Feather as She Rises
It is a test for us, that thin
but real, undulating figure that promises,
‘if you keep the faith I will exist
at the edge, where your vision joins
the sunlight and the rain: heads in the light,
feet that go down in the mud where the truth is.
William Stafford, Oregon Poet Laureate
For Great Blue Heron Week, 1987
Spirit of Place (excerpt)
The Way it Is: New and Selected Poems
This week’s photo challenge is dialogue. Thanks to Frederic B and WordPress for this topic.
Thanks again to Paula for hosting her wonderful Thursday’s Special non-challenge.
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 September 4, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Audubon, Birds, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Thursday's Special, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged great blue heron, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.
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Glad you like it, thanks for the kind words.
Whoa! What a display!
Captured so well.
Glad you like this heron, thanks for your kind comment!
Magnificent .) Thank you very much for linking this beauty!
Oh you’re welcome, so glad you like this heron, Paula! Thanks for your mine words!
oh, wow….what a great shot…..
Many thanks for your kind comment, happy to hear that you like this one!
Thats a good shot – its a different angle!
Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne
Thanks, Stewart – glad you like it. At first, I feared that she was flying away entirely, but nope – she landed on a long only 10 feet farther from the first one. I think she thought her posing would look better there. 🙂
A great shot, plenty of feather action there. 🙂
Many thanks, Laurie. You should see the feathers on those wings life-size, the small photo doesn’t do the heron justice!
I captured a large Ibis in that pose, I can only imagine how good the heron would look. 🙂
And I can only imagine how the large Ibis would look, having never seen one!
Pretty much the same I’d say, they both have that great wingspan.
‘exultant wings’ what a splendid description. Spot on!
Hi Tish – so glad you appreciate that caption! Thank you.
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