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They say you can't go home again. Well, after a 5 year hiatus due to closure of the property I returned to a place I had stayed at since I was 17....and that was about the time Neil Armstrong uttered his famous words.
So when the property reopened I couldn't wait to return but had real trepidation about what I would find.
Fortunately, the new owners not only restored the property but their reconstruction surpassed the previous. One side effect was that one of the golf courses was under renovation so I got to walk it without worrying about being pelted by a wayward shot.
I wasn't into birds back then...mostly birdies so I looked with a different eye and found some pretty cool stuff.
Just a little greenie for tonight...and ironically it was just off the green in a little pond like area. First I heard then I saw this guy...and it decided it liked its privacy and took off. Birding with a 70-300 is not optimal but you takes what you gets.
Eric

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Jan 20, 2013 at 03:44 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Going home again


Eric I just love # 2

# 1 & 3 are showing some noise you probably can get rid of... If you'd want to

Love the set

Lil




Jan 20, 2013 at 04:45 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Going home again


Sounds like a great experience, Eric. Your Greenie looks like he's trying to get away from you as fast as he can.
Nancy



Jan 20, 2013 at 05:05 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Going home again


Looks like you had a memorable visit. Great greenie shots Eric .
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Jan 20, 2013 at 05:09 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Going home again


Eric, these are wonderful and the in flights are great. Love them !!
Glad you were able to revisit and make some new memories

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Jan 20, 2013 at 05:17 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Going home again


Lil Judd wrote:
Eric I just love # 2

# 1 & 3 are showing some noise you probably can get rid of... If you'd want to

Love the set

Lil


Thanks so much Bonnie. I tried to do a bit more noise reduction and replaced the originals with the new ones...I hope this didn't result in loss of too much detail. As I am doing this on a laptop with a screen more suitable for someone in their 20's than AARP age it is a bit difficult to tell if I went overboard on the nr.
Eric



Jan 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Going home again


i like your greenies Eric


Jan 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Going home again


These look good, Eric! You can always use NR selectively on your subjects. Good job keeping the focus on the bird against a busy bg
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Jan 20, 2013 at 04:39 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Going home again


Cool, I seldom get a look at a greenie in flight -- that's quite a haircut.
Mark



Jan 20, 2013 at 04:48 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Going home again


Nice looking greenies Eric.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Going home again


Nice set Eric. The in-flight shots are very cool!
David



Jan 20, 2013 at 07:18 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Going home again


Greenie flight shots are so cool, great job Eric. The third is my favourite but I really like the first, pretty cool how you kept the bird in the shadow, showed a high-key background and still kept them separated with the leaves. Nice composition on that one as well. Oh maybe that is my favourite.

Rob



Jan 20, 2013 at 09:27 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Going home again


The first and last are my picks Eric

I don't like going home as what I find is very sad

Morris



Jan 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Going home again


They look good now Eric. A great job on the if shots ~ Ron


Jan 21, 2013 at 01:13 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Going home again


Love the canopy effect in #1 with the filtered light. Was there some big cat that really chased him?!!!!? Don


Jan 21, 2013 at 05:03 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Going home again


The perched shot is pretty cool and well done Eric, and great job tracking him as he blasted off.

Kirk



Jan 21, 2013 at 06:39 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Going home again


Eric, good job catching the greenie at 300mm.
I like them all, especially the cool IF pose.
Chris



Jan 21, 2013 at 09:29 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Going home again


Nice Nice Nice. Ed


Jan 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Going home again


Very nice Eric, super IF grabs!

Mike



Jan 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Going home again


Many, many thanks to all! I had a blast walking around a property that I have been visiting since 1970 but seeing it with a very different eye! I now know where the greenie hangs out and as long as that particular golf course is closed I can get shots of it without fear of being pelted.
Coming up will be hummers, egrets, more greenies, GBH, woodpeckers, and lots of other birds I never even knew existed. There might even be a flyover raptor or two that were totally unexpected...but not particularly rare or exiting.
Eric



Jan 22, 2013 at 02:43 AM





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