Beautiful Great Blue Heron’s Guest…Dragonfly?

Great blue heron eye-to-eye with dragonfly - babsjeheron   © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron eye-to-eye with Dragonfly – babsjeheron

“So lovely. There were many dragonflies – tasty – and I love how their wings tickle on my tongue…” said the Great Blue Heron to nobody in particular.

Looking at the Dragonfly perched so enticingly on the tip of the Heron’s beak above, did you wonder if Dragonfly was on the lunch menu that day?
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Dragonfly teasing great blue heron - babsjeheron  © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Dragonfly teasing Great Blue Heron – babsjeheron

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Is it just me, or did you, too, hear a Dragonfly’s voice sing-songing that childhood playground taunt, “Nah nah nah boo-boo, you can’t catch me?”
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Great Blue Heron fledgling wondering where he put his glasses, erm dragonfly - babsjeheron  © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron fledgling wondering where he put his glasses, erm Dragonfly – babsjeheron

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“Now, where did I put my glasses, erm Dragonfly?” the heron asked of no one in particular, wondering where his memory has gone. Often, I wonder where my own glasses have wandered off to. What about you?

Dragonfly Hitchhiker - babsjeheron © 2021 Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Dragonfly Hitchhiker – babsjeheron

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File this one under silly nonsense just for fun!

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This post is prompted by Cee Neuner, Debbie Smyth, Jez Braithwaite and the creative and inspiring Lens Artists Tina, Amy, Patti, and Leya, all of whom encourage the community of photographers and writers.

This week’s Lens Artist challenge comes from Ann-Christine. The topic is Weird and Wonderful. Do you think it weird for a Dragonfly to tantalize a much larger Great Blue Heron? Cheeky Dragonfly!
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Please click the links below to see the beautiful offerings from these wonderful photographers.
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Thanks to Cee for her Hunt for joy. I don’t know if this challenge is still on, but I really like the idea of searching for joy. The Herons bring joy.
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Thanks to Debbie for her Six Word Saturday. The title is the requisite six words long.
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Thanks to Jez for the Water Water Everywhere Challenge. The foreground of one photo is water.
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From Leya Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 171: Weird and Wonderful .
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From Patti Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 171: Weird and Wonderful .
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From Tina Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 171: Weird and Wonderful .
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From Amy Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 171: Weird and Wonderful .

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Folks, now that some areas are opening back up, please consider supporting your local Arts communities – whether music, theater, crafts, visual arts venues, and others. All have been impacted over the past year and a half and they need your love more than ever.
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Natick Center Cultural District logo

Natick Center Cultural District

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The Natick Center Cultural District is situated in a friendly, classic New England town hosting a vibrant, contemporary fusion of art, culture and business. Learn more!

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My brick & mortar presence in Massachusetts dates back to 2009 in several local venues/galleries.

Please watch this space for news of my upcoming Winter 2022 gallery show.

TCAN – The Center for Arts Natick
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Natick Town Hall
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Five Crows Gallery in Natick
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Audubon Sanctuary
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Be a fly on the wall! Please CLICK HERE to see the Great Blue Herons gracing the gallery walls.
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Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

May the Muse be with you.™

The Tao of Feathers™

© 2003-2021 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN, Five Crows, Natick, Dragonfly

Posted on October 24, 2021, in # Lens-Artists, ardea herodias, Birds, Dragonfly, Heron, Humor, Nature, Photography, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.

  1. Oh how fun to have nonsense and playful banter with the drag fly and heron – nice combination of challenges as usual 😉

  2. It’s how he’s looking at the little thing 🤣🤣🤣. How you see these things. Just amazing!

  3. Love this capture! It made me smile 🙂

  4. LOL, I bet when you captured these images Babsje you wondered when and where you’d ever use them! Happily, Ann-Christine has given you a perfect opportunity. They are indeed weird and wonderful!

  5. Wonderful post, Babsje 👏 The heron looks so affronted that the dragonfly is using his beak as a perch, made me chuckle a lot 😂

  6. I love these shots Babsje! The one with the Heron looking at the Dragon fly on its beak is priceless! I’ve always wanted to get a shot like that with one of my eagle friends!

  7. Well, the theme well used, Babsje! Your entry put a big smile on my face!

  8. Amazing captures, Babsje! Great Blue Herons and dragonflies are endlessly fascinating and in combination, just wow!

  9. Fun post, Babsje! You just got my morning off to a lighthearted start (nicely counteracting some dark, wet, blustery Monday weather here in Wisconsin today).

  10. What a bonus! Lovely guest and beautifully captured …as always, Babsje! xo

  11. What a fun post, Babsje! I loved your images and the story that goes with them. Do herons really feed on dragonflies or are they strictly pescatarians!! 😀

    • Hi Patti. So glad you liked this little bit of fun, thanks for your great comment. To answer your question, yes Herons do eat Dragonflies and other insects. In fact, they are omnivores. I have photographed a Great Blue catching and eating a Chipmunk, as well as Frogs and small Crustaceans, as well as Eels. I once photographed a Heron eyeing a Bubble Bee hungrily. He looked so intent on that Bee I had to avert my eyes. Best. Babsje

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