Beautiful Great Blue Heron Sweetly Preens

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Great Blue Heron Preening in the Cove – babsjeheron

… Sound in his ears more sweet than yours,
And if yours are not sweeter and wilder and better…

The Herons of Elmwood [Excerpt]
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Birds of Passage

This photo is a variation of an earlier theme of mine: Great Blue Herons with Pickerel Weed. Click here and here if you don’t remember those photos. Which of the three do you prefer?

Thanks to Cheri and WordPress for this week’s WPC Challenge: Sweet. For two days in a row, I witnessed this beautiful Great Blue Heron at the far end of the cove. He preened, and slept, and preened and slept some more, for hours both days.

Thanks to Jen H and WordPress for the recent WPC Challenge: Beloved. This is one of the most beloved Herons at the lake.

Thanks also to Ben H and WordPress for their recent WPC Challenge: Variations on a Theme.

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.
Through July 13, 2017 I was a Featured Artist 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™

© 2018 Babsje. (

Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN, Five Crows

Posted on February 14, 2018, in ardea herodias, Art, DPchallenge, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Your photos are beauties. My fav of these three is: Lovely great blue on wordless Wednesday.

    • Many thanks for your kind comment a x feedback about which photo you like the most. That’s a good choice and coincidentally it was taken in the same area of the cove as the sweetly preening Heron, who is standing on the same partly-submerged log in both photos. Best, Babsje

  2. Love the “blue on blue” effect – they are all lovely.

    • Many thanks for your kind words. I also like the juxtaposition of the pickerel weed blues and the Heron’s blues and there’s also something pleasing to the eye about the lavender and green colors complimenting each other. Best, Babsje

  3. Hij wil er piekfijn uitzien en is zichzelf aan het oppoetsen

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