Category Archives: Dragonfly

Sometimes You Gets the Bear, Sometimes the Bear Gets You

Erm, make that ‘great blue heron,’ not ‘bear.’

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Great blue heron takes aim at a passing dragonfly.

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Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts. When last we saw this female heron, her prey was a hapless chipmunk. Earlier, she took aim at this dragonfly. Given the contrast in size of the heron and dragonfly, I wonder how many insects it would take to make a nourishing snack? Herons must consider dragonflies tasty morsels: the base of that waterfall is usually teeming with fish.

Thanks again to Paula for her wonderful Thursday’s Special Non-Challenge challenge.

Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for hosting the Wild Bird Wednesday challenge.

Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.
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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™

© 2014 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Dragonfly

Yuck, Ptooie

Sometimes you get the bear, erm great blue heron,
Sometimes the bear, erm great blue heron gets you.

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Great blue heron finds out that dragonflies tickle the tongue.

In posts past, dragonflies have teased the herons mercilessly.

Landing on their bills:

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Great blue heron eye-to-eye with dragonfly.

Perching on their heads:

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Great blue heron fledgling wondering where he put his glasses, erm dragonfly.

And singing “Nah, nah, na boo boo, you can’t catch me:”

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Dragonfly teasing great blue heron.

For the daily prompt, Michelle tasked us to show “a time things came this close to working out…but didn’t.” It didn’t work out so well for the dragonfly in today’s top photo, but he didn’t go down without a fight, and he didn’t go down easily – apparently dragonflies tickle the tongue.

Truth be told, whenever there’s a face off between a heron and a dragonfly, I always root for the dragonfly, but don’t tell the herons, ok?

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Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for the Daily Prompt: Close but no Cigar challenge.

Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.

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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™

© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Dragonfly

Great Blue Heron Asks Where Did I Leave My Glasses Erm Dragonfly

© Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great blue heron fledgling wondering where he put his glasses, erm dragonfly.

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File this one under just for fun!

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Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.

Thanks to Ese for her Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Memories prompt. “Now,,where did imput my glasses, erm dragonfly?” the heron asked, wondering where his memory has gone. Often, I wonder about their memories, the herons.

Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.

Thanks again to Cee for the Fun Foto Challenge prompt.

Thanks again to Michelle for the Weekly Pet Roundup prompt.

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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™

(This photo was taken August 29, 2007.)

© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Dragonfly

You Can’t Catch Me – Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha

When last our dragonfly appeared in this blog, she was perched enticingly on the tip of heron’s beak.

Did you wonder if dragonfly became lunch that day?

(Spoiler alert.)

See for yourself. 

 © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)   Dragonfly teasing great blue heron. © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Dragonfly teasing great blue heron.

Is it just me, or did you also 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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Thanks for the Daily Prompt nudge, Michelle W and WordPress.  
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© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Dragonfly, Humor

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