Beautiful Great Blue Heron Takes Advantage of Gravity

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Great Blue Heron and Waterfall

Sunlight streams on the river stones.
From high above, the river steadily plunges–

three thousand feet of sparkling water–
the Milky Way pouring down from heaven.

Waterfall at Lu-shan
by Li Po

From Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese by Sam Hamill


Thanks to Ben H and WordPress for hosting the Weekly Photo Challenge: Weightless. It’s not just water that cascades over the lip of this dam on the Charles River – the tug of gravity pulls with it hapless fish destined to become dinner for an eagle-eyed Great Blue Heron.

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™

© 2016 Babsje. (

Great Blue Heron

Posted on January 10, 2016, in ardea herodias, Art, Audubon, Birds, Great Blue Heron, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Oooooh, I can feel the winter chill just looking at it! At least I assume it was taken in winter, maybe I’m just imposing the raw weather today on it.

    • Hi Naomi! Thanks for your kind words, glad you like this one. I hear you about the weather today, torrential rains in January?? This was taken on a drizzly day in September when there was a cold snap before the warmth returned, so you guessed right in a way. Best, Babsje

  2. My favourite bird! Gorgeous capture, Babsje.

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