heron spied on shore
silver flash in bill, then gone
river rushes by
This haiku is in response to the prompt for NaPoWriMo.net Day 23, which is to write a poem about an animal.
Image: Great Blue Heron in the Niagara River Gorge, 09 September 2008
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The camera I used for the photo was a small Canon. It also took video, and I actually captured the heron catching a fish. I had been using the camera to upload to YouTube for two years. The video was a small format (320×240) and it was in flash video, so that was the format I uploaded. I found that file today and used a clip to create an mp4 video in 640×480 (thus a slight blurriness) for this video poem.