Saturday, May 22, 2010

Taking wing

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For Camera-Critters

After the ANZAC Day commemoration (posted here and here) at the Jerusalem War Cemetery, Bird and I were just about the only living souls left out there in the noonday sun.
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Bird left the tombstone and ascended.


Bird came to rest atop the Cross of Sacrifice, a symbol that stands in all the British military cemeteries throughout the world.
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16 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

Those are really great shots! I especially like the first one.

JM said...

Great sequence, Dina! I especially like the top shot.

moneythoughts said...

Nice photos Dina.

VP said...

Almost incredible, a very nice shot.

Willard said...

A beautiful series, Dina.

Louis la Vache said...

Dina, «Louis» appreciates your posting this memorial to those who "gave all".

In a similar vein:
Flag Day

The Admirals

bennie and patsy said...

Left and ascended! How appropriate
Patsy

Pat said...

Great composition. I especially like the one of the bird taking flight...echoing the idea of a soul taking flight from the body.

Cloudia said...

Magical moments you share (as usual)


Thank you, Dina




Aloha from Hawaii


Comfort Spiral

Leif Hagen said...

You and Mr. Crow took some great photos! Reminds me that I better hustle to get a Memorial Day photo for Monday ...

eileeninmd said...

Nice photos and post!

Ania said...

Sadly that's the first time I hear of this day so thank you for introducing it.
That ascending crow shot is so iconic and great.

Hilda said...

Love the middle shot of the bird taking off!

Hello from Toronto! Hubby dear decided to sleep early, so I get to use his laptop tonight. At least, until the laundry's done. ;)

Petrea said...

Your bird friends seem to enjoy posing for you in the most meaningful (and delightful) ways. What do you think they know?

Reader Wil said...

A black raven is very symbolic for this place of mourning and loneliness.

Jew Wishes said...

These are wonderful captures of nature and man. What a beautiful trio.