Beautiful Great Blue Heron Love for Valentines Day

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Great blue heron preening, shaped like a heart – babsjeheron.

And they whirl and they twirl and they tango
Singing and Jinging a Jango
Floating like the heavens above
Looks like Heron Love

With apologies to Willis Alan Ramsey and Captain & Tennille

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Great blue heron adults pair bonding during nest building – babsjeheron.

It’s no secret that I love the Great Blue Herons you see here on this blog. There are some other photographers who also love the Herons they capture. To Judy and Phil and Jerry and Sylvia and Loukelier and Nick and Mike, “Here’s looking at you kid.” I love that you love your Heron models.

Thanks to Ben H and WordPress for their recent WPC Challenge: Graceful. The courtship dance of the Great Blue Herons is often truly graceful. As the song quoted above says “…they whirl and they twirl and they tango…” and more.

Thanks also to WordPress for the recent Daily Prompt: Lovingly. I’m tardy for this daily prompt, but I think I can be forgiven what with this being Valentine’s Day and the prompt being titled “Lovingly.”

From July 1 through July 30, 2016, I was the Featured Artist of the Month at the Summer Street Gallery. The Great Blue Heron photographs once again graced the walls of the lobby and theater in a one-woman show at The Center for Arts in Natick. 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™

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Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN

Posted on February 14, 2017, in ardea herodias, Art, Bird photography, daily prompt, DPchallenge, Great Blue Heron, Humor, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Looks like a heart, a white heart and needs some loving.

  2. Love this capture, Babsje. Very appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Thanks so much for the mention. 😘

    • You’re welcome Sylvia and thanks for your kind words. I love reading about your own Heron when you return to Florida. Wwe are kindreds in that love for the Herons. Best, Babsje

  3. Thanks for the nice thought Babsje. You do wonderful work and your blog has inspired me for many years. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your herons!

    • Hi Nick – You’re welcome! Many thanks for your kind words. You know, I remember when you and I met over our heron photos on your blog a few years ago – you had a great series of a fledgling and an adult in a territorial squabble that caught my eye. Your blog is always iteresting, and varied. Best, Babsje

  4. It would appear that a heart, a white heart and needs some loving..ery proper for Valentine’s Day. Much obliged such a great amount for the say..

  5. 🙂 thanks for sharing heron love!

  6. Thanks for the shout out–indeed I do love herons. Happy belated Valentine’s Day.

  7. Bedankt Babsje .Het zijn prachtige dieren

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