Also, feathers

Look, you might as well know, this thing
is going to take endless repair: rubber bands,
crazy glue, tapioca, the square of the hypotenuse.
Nineteenth century novels. Heartstrings, sunrise:
all of these are useful. Also, feathers.

Barbara Kingsolver
“Hope, An Owner’s Manual”

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Great Blue Heron Fledgling in profile – detail.


This week’s photo challenge is converge. Viewed from this angle in profile, the way the Great Blue Heron’s wing feathers converge together is readily apparent, and do you see how whisper thin they are? Thanks to Ben Huberman 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. (

Great Blue Heron, Fledgling, Kayaking

Posted on December 4, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Audubon, Birds, Fine art, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Nice, I like it. Very imaginative!

  2. Interesting shot. I love to capture herons with my lens, but this image is truly unique.

  3. I like the feather details you’ve captured here. Nice shot. I love Great Blue Herons!

  4. A unique perspective on one of my favorite birds. Very nice!

  5. great blue heron fledgling photo.

  6. Very beautiful image you have made! The tones and texture are lovely , muted and perfect for bird and feathers. I really do think it is wonderful!

    Happy New Year!

    • Many thanks for your kind comment, Judy! I’m so glad you like this one. I was fortunate that day to capture the fledgling GBH as he pranced from rock to rock along the shoreline. That fledgling was still near that spot last weekend – very late in the year for Massachusetts. Happy New Year to you and yours, too. Best, Babsje

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