Great Blue Heron Up-close and Personal – 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 Feathers – Detail – babsjeheron


Thanks to Jen H and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge Details. How many different types of feathers do you see in this detailed image?

From July 1 through July 30, 2016, my Great Blue Heron photographs once again grace the walls of the lobby and theater in a free one-woman show at the Summer Street Gallery, of The Center for Arts in Natick. TCAN has a lively, dynamic lineup of upcoming performing artists.


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, Kayaking, TCAN

Posted on July 20, 2016, in ardea herodias, Art, Birds, daily prompt, Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, Photography, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Love the lines, designs and colors of your close-up, Babsje. Good luck on your exhibition.

    • Many thanks, Jane. I’m glad you like this close-up of the Heron feathers. I love the various colors and textures, and am amazed by the strength of the wing feathers that seem so fragile and almost transparently thin. Best, Babsje

  2. Awwh! So vulnerable, yet strong, Babsje 🙂

  3. Prachtige foto van zijn verenkleed

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