Flying and the Art of Levitation have fascinated me since I was a child when I frequently made unsuccessful attempts to do either or both.

I always believed that the reason I couldn’t  fly was because I wasn’t trying hard enough. Somehow I knew that this potential ability should NEVER be revealed to grown-ups, so I explained that all the thuds coming from my room upstairs were me jumping/falling off my bed.

To this day, I still day-dream about it.  Perhaps I was a bird in a past life.  Perhaps I will be in a future life……..

Before my 400mm lens became too heavy to cart around and my reactions slowed down, I used to love photographing birds in flight.

Here are some Whooper Swans flying:


Whooper Swans Flight

Whooper Swans in Flight ©HelenBushe


And here is a Glaswegian stunt swan practising the art of levitation:


The Art of Levitation

The Art of Levitation ©HelenBushe


No more practising the art of levitation for me. If I jumped off my bed now, I’d probably break my hip!


Many thanks again to Cee for hosting her Fun Foto Challenge: Crawling or Flying



elleturner4 · 14 February 2017 at 20:21

Love the levitating swan-quite made me chuckle!

    HMB · 14 February 2017 at 20:25

    Aye, it’s only Glaswegian swans that can do that. My home city is full of surprises, now that I live in England, the swans I see are much more genteel and “sensible” .

      elleturner4 · 14 February 2017 at 20:27

      Well yes-I suppose that’s how they’ve been taught down here!!

        HMB · 14 February 2017 at 20:30

Cee Neuner · 14 February 2017 at 18:41

Beautiful Helen. 😀

    HMB · 14 February 2017 at 18:52

    Thanks Cee

Laurie Graves · 13 February 2017 at 21:28

Yes, better to keep both feet on the ground as you look up to take those beautiful pictures. I especially like the first one of the white swans against the blue sky.

    HMB · 13 February 2017 at 21:29

    Thanks Laurie

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