Beautiful Great Blue Heron at the Waterfall Nbr 3

© 2016 Babsje (

Great Blue Heron at the base of the waterfall fishing.

…It is a test for us, that thin
but real, undulating figure that promises,
“If you keep 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.”

Excerpt from Spirit of Place: Great Blue Heron
by William Stafford
Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford

Thanks to Ben H and WordPress for this week’s WPC Challenge: Narrow. The Great Blue Heron’s slender neck looks deceptively narrow. Their supple necks allow them to swallow fishes and small mammals of considerable size, and the Heron will slowly turn its heads from side to side to help force their prey down. There are several photos elsewhere on this blog showing Herons swallowing huge fish.

And thanks also to Paula for hosting her Black & White Sunday. (My photo today has nothing to do with her topic this week, but her offerings in b&w are striking.)
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 31, 2016, in ardea herodias, Art, Black & White Sunday, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, TCAN, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Beautiful choice Babsje!

  2. How elegant and powerful he looks! Thank you for stopping by Babsje.

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