Gift of Grace with border
by Louise Lindsay
Gift of Grace with border
Photograph - Photography
I came upon the "gift" of a glorious Great Blue Heron sitting on a railing in Everglades National Park at sunrise, just as the fog was burning off. I carefully moved closer, and experienced some wonderful moments with this large, amazing bird. Then suddenly he pushed off into flight, right in front of me. I could almost reach out and touch him. I managed to create this image, keeping him in the frame as he pushed off into flight. I had set the shutter speed at 1/160, which worked well for getting this intentional camera motion as he flew. I liked seeing the curve of his body as he pushed off, echoing the curve of his wings, and of the green bushes. His long extended neck and curved body also reveal his fragility. It's rare to catch Great Blue Herons in this moment of push off into flight, with their necks fully extended, and their body in a C curve. He looks so big, but is all feathers. It was a privilege to encounter this bird. I wanted to create a more poetical image that revealed the bird's spirit and honored our encounter. I liked the more painterly feel.
This image will look best printed on paper or canvas. Please spring for one of the art papers, especially the Watercolor Paper or Somerset Velvet, as the prints are much richer on better paper with a bit of texture in the paper.
This version is signed, titled, and set up for a limited edition. It is set up for matting and framing, with a 1/2" white space around the image. It will look best with a 3" mat. I like a white simple frame, but you may find another that suits your decor. For printing on canvas or other materials, use the image of Gift of Grace that is in my Wildlife collection.
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December 9th, 2020
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