Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Silent Sentinel

                                 36" x 24" Oil on Masonite

The Great Blue Heron  is a majestic sight whether cruising the coastline with slow wing beats or standing motionless scanning for prey.  Sometimes it  will wade belly deep making long, deliberate steps.  When in flight, the heron tucks in its neck and the long legs trail out behind.  A beautiful bird to behold and fortunately here in South Florida there is no shortage of them. 

This bird was spotted, photographed and sketched  at Ponce de Leon park in Punta Gorda. 

"SILENT SENTINEL"  was juried into the Fine Feathered Friends Show last month and last week sold to a collector who lives on a lake and enjoys watching a variety of wading  birds.