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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 24th September, 2019)

Heron spooked

Heron spooked
On the Leigh Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal - Bamfurlong Bridge.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
Views: 2,366

Comment by: Mick on 24th September 2019 at 07:04

You must be on a boat

Comment by: Poet on 24th September 2019 at 08:18

Hail Heron! Robber of ponds!
Set to smash the plate
Of the quivering water.
In a sudden flash
You blow the safe and abscond
With one wave of Pterodactyl wing
You're over the next field.
Your flight silent.
Legs trailing.
Beak stashed with silver.

Comment by: Philip G. on 24th September 2019 at 10:58

Surely, Poet at his creative best; Salient points with a nice flow and fair bite.
Great photo, David.

Comment by: Pat McC on 24th September 2019 at 12:42

I’m in awe of your poetic use of language Poet. You conjour up the scene as graphically as David’s lovely photograph does.

‘Beak stashed with silver’. Wow!! Thank you.

Comment by: XPat on 24th September 2019 at 14:37

Absolutely splendid Poet , would love to see your work alongside a coloured drawing like above , or just a pencil sketch . Either way , they should be in a book for others to enjoy as well . Thank you for posting David , well captured .

Comment by: Beryl on 24th September 2019 at 20:37

Heron's are always fascinating, unless of course you have a fish pond in the garden. We have lots near to me with a protected nesting island on the local lake

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