Thursday, March 01, 2012
Happy hopping leap day!


We challenged iReporters all over the world to help us commemorate that quadrennial extra day in our calendars, February 29, 2012, by capturing an image of a leaper in mid-air. Much to our delight, iReporters jumped on the challenge right away.


In Guilderland, New York, Zeynep Rice set her camera on a table and used a self-timer with 10-second delay to get her shot, just after midnight. Self-timers were a popular method to snap the hops, while others took the opportunity to enlist a little bit help from their friends.



iReporter Andrew Go from Quezon City, Philippines, took a break during his work day to visit the Quezon Memorial Circle, where he got his friend Orly Villarta to hit the shutter button.



Londoner John Connolly took a photo of his girlfriend, Elaine Neish, at the Hampton Court Palace. Turns out, they've had more practice than others: "It is one of her favorite tricks," Connolly said. "I've got pictures of her leaping all 'round the world!"


Thanks to all the good people who participated, we were able to spring an Open Story with your photos from around the world.


And anyone who made an upload to the assignment will be happy to know that we're introducing a special leap day badge as a token of our appreciation for your help in making this assigment so much fun.


Happy leap day, one and all, and let's plan on doing the same thing in four years!

March 1, 2012
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Happy Leaping guys

March 1, 2012
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I even got my "Snow Leaping" picture entered, too bad it wasn't picked..

March 1, 2012
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Always leap, it's healthy!

March 2, 2012
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A great day!

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