View Full Version : Whales For Lunch

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


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;)

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

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

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

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

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

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...



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

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


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

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.


That is why we live here.

Frank OO

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 ;)


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

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.