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