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Old 08-17-2011, 11:46 PM
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Looking at your pictures, I am guessing you are a whole lot
more satasified with your camere/lens setup, that when we
spoke last week.

Glad the weather and seas worked out for you.
Frank, my next order of business is to write you and thank you for the great advise you gave me last week. Here I was ready to trash a perfectly good camera and when discussing it with Frank, his recommendation was to invest in a new lens. The one you recommended is just perfect and I could not be happier with the results.
Again, thank you !!!

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What are you using? I don't know much about photography, but my wife has been happy with her 5D Mark II and a variety of Cannon lenses.
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What are you using? I don't know much about photography, but my wife has been happy with her 5D Mark II and a variety of Cannon lenses.
I have a Canon Rebel XSI. The new lens is 28 - 135 mm with image stabilization. Very pleased with it over the stock lens that came w the camera.
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Great pics as alsays.
But not to get off topic but why would we build a fort out there?
Did we worry the Mexicans were going to invade KW? lol
Def want to make a day trip from KW one of these years.
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Great pics as alsays.
But not to get off topic but why would we build a fort out there?
Did we worry the Mexicans were going to invade KW? lol

Def want to make a day trip from KW one of these years.
Thanks, Quinlan. You will find your answer here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Jefferson

It is an interesting place to visit and rich in history.

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Looks like a great trip glad you guys had fun, already thinking about takeing the Nor-tech back south won't be long..
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1) Of coarse the flippers must match your boat ! LOL

2) Beach on west side of FJ. The reefs are easily accessed.

3) Not sure what brand this tropical fish was.

4) There were dozens of huge Tarpon swiming under us feeding on the plentiful bait-fish. Best area was around the pilings from the old docks seen in pic 5.
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We have all see and admired Jay's Florida beachy pics. Well this time I have one upped him ! These girls were camped there in the 90 deg heat if you can imagine. I offered Jay the original for his collection but he turned me down. LOL
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[QUOTE=Bobthebuilder;3482150]1) Of coarse the flippers must match your boat ! LOL


3) Not sure what brand this tropical fish was.



Well Bob,
What you have there is a Seargent Major.

Your friends at the Nor-Tech Animal Planet.
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We have all see and admired Jay's Florida beechy pics. Well this time I have one upped him ! These girls were camped there in the 90 deg heat if you can imagine. I offered Jay the original for his collection but he turned me down. LOL
Do they have a Wal-Mart there too?
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