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p.1 #1 · No place like home


Well I'm really back home again and there's nothing like going from 82F and sunny to 28F and miserable...I know you guys in Canada think this is like a spring thaw...but I am not a cold weather person...unless I'm traipsing around looking for owls! But I digress...
I returned to a place where I had such wonderful memories on xmas vacations as a teenager and then watching my children grow up similarly...the property was sold, closed and I thought it might never reopen as a hotel but after 5 years it has. I wondered what I would find and how I would feel. Well, my old "home" is different, but in many, many ways much better....Beach front sight lines are dramatically changed and the foliage and plantings(flowers) made it much more interesting and inviting to the endemic birds.
But I returned this time as a photographer and not a golfer and found so many amazing birds that had been under my nose for 42 years...birds I had never seen before because I never looked. Amazing how that works, huh?!
I will try to get to some of the birds I suspect many have not seen terribly frequently on the forum and will start with two hummers. I am not 100% sure of the ID's as I do not have a Puerto Rico bird book yet. But I believe one is a Green Throated Caribe and the other a Green Mango. If there is someone out there that knows for certain please chime in. The foliage does not really allow for clean backgrounds as is pretty obvious and I shot these handheld with the 500 and some with the 1.4tc in addition mostly at ISO 1600. These were a quick edits on the plane ride home so please indulge me if they are "just ok".
Eric

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Jan 22, 2013 at 01:44 AM
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p.1 #2 · No place like home


Nice Eric,
First and last are my fav's
Look forward to more.

Mark



Jan 22, 2013 at 02:13 AM
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p.1 #3 · No place like home


Good looking hummers Eric.


Jan 22, 2013 at 02:33 AM
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p.1 #4 · No place like home


First and last for me too Eric. They look very nice regardless of where they were edited. What's going on with the oof leaf on the right in 1 and 2?
Ron



Jan 22, 2013 at 02:52 AM
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p.1 #5 · No place like home


I kind of fell in love with the story before even getting to the pictures Eric! I guess I'm just a softy. Great job on these guys, not too sure if I have ever seen them before. The first is my pick of the set, he is clearly the king of his territory! The last would rock but for the @#$#@#@$ bright thing up front! Should have brought your trimmers

Tim



Jan 22, 2013 at 02:54 AM
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p.1 #6 · No place like home


Very nice set Eric, I know what you mean about seeing things that have been there all along. These are two new ones to me.

Rob



Jan 22, 2013 at 03:07 AM
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p.1 #7 · No place like home


WOW how cool are these shots. Ed


Jan 22, 2013 at 03:36 AM
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p.1 #8 · No place like home


Agree with Ed - nice shots! You save the best for last....well, knowing you, there's probably more. A lot more.



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Jan 22, 2013 at 04:24 AM
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p.1 #9 · No place like home


Beautiful set Eric !!! Love the first 2 and the last

Birdie



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p.1 #10 · No place like home


very nice indeed Eric


Jan 22, 2013 at 06:26 AM
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p.1 #11 · No place like home


What Tim said; great shot with #1. There are so many similar hummers they can be very hard to differentiate, even with the book. Don


Jan 22, 2013 at 06:29 AM
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p.1 #12 · No place like home


Beautiful birds Eric, first and last for me also

-Tim



Jan 22, 2013 at 06:32 AM
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p.1 #13 · No place like home


Lovely set Eric,

# 1 & 4 are my top picks

Lil



Jan 22, 2013 at 07:27 AM
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p.1 #14 · No place like home


Beautiful greens and detail in these, Eric. You did good exposing these
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Jan 22, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #15 · No place like home


Great job Eric, you displayed the best looking hummer yet


Jan 22, 2013 at 06:04 PM
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p.1 #16 · No place like home


Great job on the mile high edits Eric.
1 is really good with beautiful detail and amazing color.
I also like 4 a lot too... even with the bright thing in front.

Kirk



Jan 22, 2013 at 06:11 PM
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p.1 #17 · No place like home


Sweet shots Eric, good job with all of them
David



Jan 22, 2013 at 06:54 PM





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