Images of Flight

This week’s Thursday Challenge: flight. Violet’s is absolutely phenomenal.


Redwinged blackbird in the marsh north of our house


Dave's bees, 2006


Kids, thrilled to take a ride with a co-worker called Goose, 2007


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  1. The bird was shot, high-res, at a much greater distance and wider angle than presented here, then digitally cropped for the zoom in. Four or five shots in a row, with this being the best. Birdie’s just a little black spot in the original.

    The girls squealed and giggled the entire flight, and, I think, nearly drove the pilot nuts. Not two minutes into the air with boys and Dave, Goose said in typically laconic prairie style, “Hm…The boys are sure quieter.”

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