Haiku: A Small Fish

a grey heron stalking fish in a tidal lagoon
a grey heron stalking fish in a tidal lagoon

disappearing
in the heron’s mouth
a small fish

Β© Xenia Tran

a grey heron with a freshly caught fish in his mouth while wading through a tidal lagoon

It is a treat to see how patient herons are when using these trusted old methods to catch a new meal every day.

At the same I felt for the small fish and said a few prayers for him and his family.

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

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The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

30 thoughts on “Haiku: A Small Fish”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Amy and for hosting this lovely challenge πŸ’œ xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Christine, the heron needs to feed himself and his family too. Thank you for hosting this lovely prompt today, which took me back to nature πŸ’œ

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Tina. In nature there is often this disappearing of one animal inside another and I didn’t want to intervene or disturb the balance πŸ’œ xxx

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  1. Lovely captures, Xenia πŸ’šAnimals have to eat but on the other hand I always feel sorry when it’s a live food source. Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ•xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’œ While I’m happy for the heron I feel for the fish and always say a little prayer πŸ™ Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday too and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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  2. I’m always pleasantly surprised when I come across a feeding heron and even though it’s sad to see a small fish taken, the patience that these majestic birds have is amazing. Thank you for sharing the beauty of nature, Xenia…

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kim, they’re such amazing birds and I love seeing them in the shallows πŸ’œ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely to hear you have herons nesting near your home. They’re such amazing birds. Please feel free to hang the haiku in your office and may you stay well and happy too! πŸ€—

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