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TAKING A LEAP – WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE “OOPS”

Tina Schell’s photographs and her writing are things of beauty. Enjoy and visit her blog at travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com

Travels and Trifles

“He who leaps for the sky may fall. But he may also fly.”

Lauren Oliver

AAAACK !! AAAACK !!

This past spring I posted about a photo shoot I did with some friends on a private farm that had become an incredible bird sanctuary. When I saw this week’s challenge “Oops”, I thought immediately of the tiny baby birds who were venturing out for their first attempt at flight. Clearly this is where the phrase “out on a limb” originated!

READY, SET, GO READY, SET, GO

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.”

Gloria Steinem

The birds’ nests were all located in trees that overhung a large lagoon, and one misstep meant a serious dunking or a much worse fate – sadly we saw several of the latter. As the birds made their way out of the nest and onto the branches we could see how tentative they were…

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