Great Blue Heron’s Magical Camouflage
Like a real-life Where’s Waldo?
The patron in the Audubon gallery had browsed through the collection of Great Blue Heron photos, but kept returning to the one you see above.
Finally, she came over to me and asked why I had included one without any Herons. We walked over to the wall together and I pointed out the Heron, his back perfectly camouflaged against the rocks. Had I cropped out the tell-tale burst of water drops that were flung upwards as the Heron thrust her head beneath the surface, the camouflage effect would be even more apparent. If you cover that burst of water in the photo with your hand, you can see how the Heron’s back fits in with the rocks.
The patch of pickerel weed along the shoreline in the photo above has been a perennial favorite. Can you find the Great Blue Heron there?
Thanks to Jen H and WordPress for the recent WPC Challenge: Magic. Is camouflage magic? I say yes, emphatically.
My Great Blue Heron photography has been featured in 3 one-woman shows at the Summer Street Gallery of The Natick Center for the Arts. In addition to the visual arts shown at the gallery, 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. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)
Great Blue Heron, TCAN, kayaking
Posted on December 11, 2016, in ardea herodias, Art, Audubon, Bird photography, Birds, Great Blue Heron, Nature Photography, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged great blue heron, postaday, TCAN. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.