Soar

The shadow sweeps silently across the landscape and the forest freezes. The songbirds have stopped singing and the squirrels hug the trees tightly as they try their best to look like a piece of bark. Only the humans seem oblivious to the predator soaring in the sky above. He is a master of the sky. He flies higher and faster than anything living in the area. The wind speaks his name. It’s an ancestral call that he cannot resist. He dives from his perch in the tallest tree and skims the Treetops as he answers. His heart throbs with excitement as he reaches his speed and meets the wind. As he pulls upward into the flow his wings beat the air into submission with a wild thunder. Gravity fails to bind him as he achieves the apex and locks his wings. It’s time to soar. As he dances with the breeze something stirs deep within his core being. It is the quickening in his spirit. He is at one with the phoenix, aileron and the roc. He is king of the sky.

4 thoughts on “Soar

  1. As he dances with the breeze something stirs deep within his core being. It is the quickening in his spirit. He is at one with the phoenix, aileron and the roc. He is king of the sky. – this to me is the best part of this piece. Strong. Bold. Powerful. 💯
    I just wonder, don’t you find it hard to take pictures like that? Isn’t that too challenging?

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    1. Thank you again. Yes, an image like this is a bit of a challenge. This one was the best out of a dozen exposures. The camera was my old Panasonic Lumix. Its only an 8 MP and the Hawk is at the very end of the camera’s lens range. He’s on the move so no tripod. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it turned out. 🙂

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