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Come fly with me - part 5

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 11 April 2014 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Is it a bird? Or is it a pirate? To be exact, it is Pegleg Pete the Pirate Parrot! This hot air balloon made the trip all the way from Champaign, Illinois, USA. He proved to be the star of the Canberra balloon fiesta.

As you see here - a neat takeoff. However, true to his rogue nature, Pirate Pete was not always careful about how and where he landed. As you can read here, he gained notoriety for touching down on roads and a freeway.

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 3200 12 mm

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Loire Atlantique, France

Super,as-tu profité du vol....

11 Apr 2014 7:35am

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

hahaha géniale celle -ci! bravo

11 Apr 2014 8:25am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Funny balloon

11 Apr 2014 8:40am

claudie from le havre, France

Fantastique et rigolo !!!!!!!!!!! j'adore !!!!
très jolie photo.

11 Apr 2014 9:56am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Fabulous. I'd like to see the pirate whose shoulder he perches on :)

11 Apr 2014 9:56am

Devi from Chennai, India

That's an awesome balloon!!!How imaginative and creative!!!!! Fantastic capture !!

11 Apr 2014 10:39am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb fun for children and adults.:-)

11 Apr 2014 10:59am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully colourful shot Stephen! My grandson is delighted with the image as today is the release of the movie Rio2 which he is anxious to see! ;-)

11 Apr 2014 1:01pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Encore une superbe montgolfière quelle vue et compo fantastique captage.

11 Apr 2014 2:01pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Très drôle aussi .... Belles couleurs.)

11 Apr 2014 2:32pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A very colourful balloon, so huge and a lovely creation. Beautifully captured. :)

11 Apr 2014 2:34pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Creative and colorful! Love this viewpoint and the wonderful atmosphere

11 Apr 2014 5:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love it! What a great balloon! Gorgeous vibrant colors! Fabulous image!

11 Apr 2014 10:41pm

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Pas mal celui-là aussi !

12 Apr 2014 2:42am

L'angevine from Angers, France


12 Apr 2014 7:57am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well captured

12 Apr 2014 2:34pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo of the pirat !

12 Apr 2014 6:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such an ornery bird landing on the highway! A cool shot of this character. I must say though that I'm partial to Skywhale.

12 Apr 2014 9:49pm

1/250 second
ISO 3200
12 mm