Fri Mar 2023

Great Blue at Dawn*

little after dawn when I first glimpsed this dramatic scene through the window. It reminded me of a singularly iconic photo I had taken of a Great Blue Heron in the same spot just over a month ago, also by first light.

The earlier image was classic, the Great Blue in upright pose, its neck held in a graceful “S” curve. Here the bird is no less evocative, but poised to pounce, and recorded in silhouette, sharp, stark, surreal, set off by a necklace of sparkling light.