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Frank OO
31-08-2008, 06:52 AM
The weather had been perfect for almost a week so Sheila and I decided to go out early on Friday morning. We left from Spinnaker Sound Marina located just on the mainland side of Bribie Island and headed out to The Trench. I had seen a lot of bait there recently had although the water temperature was only 21 degrees it was still worth a troll.
We had trolled for about two hours when we came upon a small rise on the bottom so we decided to drop a few plastics and have some lunch and a cup of coffee.
The Whales have been around for a few months now so it wasnít out of the ordinary to see a few around but there were a couple that obviously liked the aroma of our coffee.
I thought that I would share a couple of Photos for those of you who donít get the opportunity to see what we take for granted.
Frank OO

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backlash08
31-08-2008, 06:58 AM
Great pics - thanks Frank00

cheers - Craig

lizard bribie
31-08-2008, 07:03 AM
;D great photos frank must be good coffee cheers lizard bribie;)

aerordauto
31-08-2008, 07:21 AM
Excellent Photos There Franko, Nature At Its Best.
Thanks Mark.

Fish_gutz
31-08-2008, 07:29 AM
Great Pictures Frank Thanks for that.
ps. Hows that shed going? have you done anything yet?

Frank OO
31-08-2008, 07:44 AM
Hi Andrew,

No not yet mate. It must be too hard for the average Plasterer.

Frank OO

seapup
31-08-2008, 08:15 AM
Top photos Frank they are very clear. How many megapixels is your camera?
Cheers,
Benny.

Nic
31-08-2008, 08:40 AM
How awesome to see whales so close to the boat. Thanks for sharing such great pics!

skipalong
31-08-2008, 09:40 AM
nice pics frank your sure were close we went out saturday and on t way back in we were as close if not closer 12ft from a marlin feeding on a bait school it was elctric blue a beautiful sight we circled it but no hits was a school of about 4 bait was about 12 inches long

trueblue
31-08-2008, 10:16 AM
Great photos there Frank. thanks for sharing them.

We saw a single big bull whale on Friday out near the banks. When it surfaced coming directly towards us it looked every bit as wide as the boat...

cheers

Mick

Frank OO
31-08-2008, 11:30 AM
Hi Benny I am lucky to have a Canon 40D with some nice lenses. Pictures are about 12 Megapixels.

Thank you for your comments and especially yoursSkipalong..

Now I am excited.

Frank OO

davez104
31-08-2008, 07:00 PM
Nice photos Frank. I have a 40D too, just wondering what lens you used for those pics?

Thanks,
Dave.

Frank OO
01-09-2008, 08:02 AM
Hi Dave,

I have two lenses both Canon with image stabilisers. Don't quote me but the first is a 75-135mm Zoom that normally comes with the 5D andcond is a 75-200mm zoom.

I will have to check the lenses to make sure.

Frank OO

Fishbait
01-09-2008, 06:00 PM
Beautiful - and you get all this for free as well. We live in such a great part of the world here at Bribie.

Frank OO
02-09-2008, 09:10 AM
Hi Dave,

The Lenses are as follows:

I use a combination of the Cannon 300D and the Cannon 40D. I have combined that with a CANON EF 24-105MM F4.0L IS USM ZOOMLENS (http://www.photocontinental.com.au/ishop/stock/item/101000259600) and a CANON EF 70-200mm f4.0L IS USM LENS (http://www.photocontinental.com.au/ishop/stock/item/101002565100). Both lenses use the image stabiliser system.

Darren,

That is why we live here.

Frank OO

davez104
02-09-2008, 10:05 AM
L series lenses, nice, expensive but nice. I have the 70-200 that you mentioned but haven't had a chance to put it through its paces yet. A trip to bathurst coming up in a few weeks should sort that ;)

Thanks,
Dave.

Frank OO
02-09-2008, 01:11 PM
Hi Dave,

I hope you are flying cauise it is a long way to drive. Ihad totally forgotten about Bathurst as the year is flying past.

Have fun.

Frank OO

davez104
02-09-2008, 01:24 PM
Don't be crazy, the road trip is half the experience. It's going to be a long drive from central Qld though, thats for sure.

Dave.