Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

Sparrow leaves its perch
A black-capped chickadee immediately after lift off. A blur of motion.
Fireworks at the Pittsfield, NH hot air balloon rally.
My favorite fireworks image from the 2010 Pittsfield, NH Hot Air Balloon Rally.
Hor air balloons glow at night
"Night Glow" Hot air balloons glow at night. The mixture is adjusted on the flame, so the balloon is illuminated from within without lifting off.
dragsters at the starting line.
A pair of dragsters wait for the green, at New England Dragway, Epping, NH.