What? I'm resorting to posting out of focus pictures?
Not really. There is no denying that Piper is out of focus in the picture above, however, even with that imperfection, this picture makes me laugh. It really shows how he takes off; never by flapping right away, no, he always jumps first (ok, little caveat, he'll flap if he's on the floor and wants to come up).
This fact amuses me, as I don't think any of my other birds does this as much as he does. Looks like he likes to "free fall" for a few seconds.