When I bought my first DSLR in August 2005, Lincoln was the first real subject I photographed. (I took a few test shots in the yard first.) Lincoln lives at the Alberta BOP which fortunately for me is across the road. The entrance is about 120 m from our front door and (wait, it gets better) I have a free pass for friends and family! Lincoln is now 28 years old!! He gets treated super well, after all he's a rock star at the BOP.
But none of this is why I am posting these photos. I took delivery of a new lens yesterday. Unfortunately, there is heavy cloud cover here and it is very dull, so hardly ideal lighting for shooting flying birds. No matter, only a fool would not do a walkabout with a new piece of tackle, eh?
So after shooting perhaps 250,000 (likely more) digital photos in the past 14 years, I am back where I started. Maybe you can "go home again." (Actually, you can't.)
This is Lincoln during today's flying demos. I cloned out small sections of the jesses (leg tethers) in these photos.
Sony A7III FF mirrorless, Sony A77 APS-C Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS, 70-400G, 70-300G, Sony 16-80 CZ, Minolta 100 macro DJI Phantom 3 drone