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Born to Fly by Joseph T. Meirose IV

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Flight is freedom in its purest form,
To dance with the clouds which follow a storm;
To roll and glide, to wheel and spin,
To feel the joy that swells within.

To leave the earth with its troubles and fly,
And know the warmth of a clear spring sky;
Then back to earth at the end of the day,
Released from the tensions which melted away.

Should my end come while I am in flight,
Whether brightest day or darkest night;
Spare me no pity and shrug off the pain,
Secure in the knowledge that I’d do it again.

For each of us is created to die,
And within me I know,
I was born to fly. ~Gary Claude Stoker

Sackets Harbor, NY at Lake Ontario in April, 2011

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Nikon D700
f/5.6, 1/8,000s, ISO 500, @490mm, RAW


  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 3 years ago

    I have always admired flying creatures. Great photograph.

  • Me too. Thanks, Lori.

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and words. To be able to fly would be a dream come true.

  • I fall pretty good…lol, Thanks BFF. ;)

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • Albert
    Albertover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • I appreciate that, Albert.

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Wow Joe excellent shot! And the words go so well with it! Beautiful!

  • I always appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature in A Moment In Time!

  • Hi, Marie. Thank you very much.

    – Joseph T. Meirose IV

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Joe

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