Thursday, March 2, 2017

Big bird in the river

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This would have been my second choice for "black and white in color" Theme Day.
It was a cold December day in Switzerland.
I was hurrying back to Grandchamp after getting a video of the big fish jumping UP the waterfall (then they swim against the current, up the river to their yearly spawning ground).
I was alone, it was getting dark, the narrow path along the rushing river was slippery, and I was imagining how I could easily fall to my death in the freezing stream with no one around to save me.
Suddenly a white being rose up right in front of me with wings spread to a meter and a half!!
An angel??!
Regaining my wits, I backtracked to try to find where it had flown to.
There it was--a beautiful tall Grey Heron standing in the water.
It paused just long enough for me to get a quick snapshot.
It was a welcome sign that I was not alone on the path.
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(Linking to Camera-Critters.)
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6 comments:

William Kendall said...

That is a beautiful bird!

Sandi said...

Beautiful!


Cloudia said...

I'm certain you are not alone and do have angels following my dear <3

Alice said...

Avery beautiful bird Dina

Kate said...

Starkly beautiful in a muted way.

sandyland said...

I know that one near here too