Big Blue by Kim Diment

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Kim Diment

Big Blue


91.44 x 121.92 cm | 36 x 48 in


  • Honorable Mention / Animals

Along the AuSable River of Michigan, it is fairly common to see Great Blue Herons stalking various forms of aquatic life. Although they like fish, they also love small rodents inhabiting the banks of any source of water. Crayfish, amphibians and larger insects are among the aquatic life that fall prey to these big blue-gray birds. Blue Herons are the largest among the North American herons. They are often mistaken as cranes. This mistake can be easily corrected by looking at the bird’s neck. Blue Herons often have an elegant s-curve shape, while Crane’s necks are always held straight and erect.  I have often enjoyed watching sketching and photographing this magnificent birds.