Beautiful Great Blue Heron Expecting to Fly
There you stood on the edge of your feather
Expecting to fly…
Buffalo Springfield Again
The fledgling Great Blue Heron seemed to hover atop the branch mid-flight, toes outstretched with only one goal in mind, stick the landing. There was no margin for error 80 feet above the island floor.
My heart was in my throat as I watched – riveted – from across the channel, eight stories down.
The next day, only one Heron remained at the nest.
And the next day?
What a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Thanks to Cherie and WordPress for the recent WPC Challenge: Atop.
Thanks once again to Paula for her Thursday’s Special challenge.
Thanks once again to Stewart Moncton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.
Thanks to the kind folks hosting SkyWatch Friday.
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™
© 2017 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)
Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN
Posted on April 15, 2017, in ardea herodias, Art, Bird photography, DPchallenge, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Skywatch Friday, Thursday's Special, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography and tagged great blue heron. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.
Babsje, what a fine image and metaphor for us all: expecting to fly (and land).
Hi Gary – So glad you appreciate this photo, and thanks so much for you kind comment and observation about expecting to land. Best, Babsje
Many thanks for your kind words! So glad you like this post. Best, Babsje
Fantastic photo, Babsje. Thank you for the offering 🙂
Hi Paula – You’re welcome, and thank you for continuing to host your fascinating challenges! And thanks for your kind compliment. Best, Babsje
Most welcome! Happy Easter, Babsje 🙂
Fabulous shot in silhouette
Hi Margaret – Good to hear from you, many thanks for your kind words. I’m glad you like this one. Best, Babsje
Great shot – and I have just been reminded to put on some Neil Young!
Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne
Thanks, Stewart. I’m glad you like this one, and Neil Young, too. Your recent pair bonding photos are exquisite. Best, Babsje
🙂 What an amazing picture!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend 🙂
Thanks so much for your kind words! Best, Babsje
Fantastic capture, Babsje. That first take-off must be quite nerve-racking for the parent as well as for the fledgeling. 🙂
Many thanks for your kind comment and I agree. My heart was in my throat just watching. Best, Babsje
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