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On Sunlit Wings Of Beauty
Photograph - Digital Photograph
A snowy egret (Egretta thula) flies over the calm waters of Richardson Bay north of San Francisco in search of a feeding area in the preserve.
The snowy egret is among the most majestic of the herons, with stark white plumage offset by black legs and beak and brilliant yellow feet.
Like its larger cousin, the great egret, this stately bird was hunted almost to extinction for its showy plumage in the 19th century. Thanks to conservation efforts beginning in the 20th century, it is once again a common beautiful sight among coastal wetlands in the United States and central America and South America.
This photo of the snowy egret's glowing plumage reminds me of how God protects us, covering us with His holy wings as we place our trust in Him for guidance and protection:: "He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge." (Psalm 91:4a, Tree of Life Bible)
A comforting truth, indeed.
Grateful to God and thankful to the administrator for the honor of featuring this image on the home page of the Fine Art America group::
"EGRETS 2-DAY", 10.29.15
Scripture taken from the Holy Scriptures, Tree of Life Version. Copyright © 2011, 2012, 2013 by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society. Used by permission of the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society. "TLV" and "Tree of Life Version" and "Tree of Life Holy Scriptures" are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark office by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.
Embedded in the top right-hand corner is the Hebrew acronym for "B'ezras Hashem" [ב ס " ד] meaning "with God's help". It is a reminder to me as an artist and photographer of my dependence on the Almighty, the Originator of all creativity. This is a similar acknowledgement used by great artists like Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel who signed their work with the Latin phrase, "Soli Deo gloria" which means, "Glory to God alone".
Photo copyright © Brian Tada. To the glory of God. All rights reserved. This photo is not in the public domain. Downloading, duplication, distribution, photographing, and/or altering this image in any way is prohibited, without the express written permission of the photographer.
October 26th, 2015
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