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#1 loftus

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:27 PM

Back from 4 insane days in Isla Mujeres with Mauricio Handler. Totally lucked out on the weather, the week before was a mess. Swam our butts off....
Here are a few pics

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:05 PM

Great images! Really like the B&W!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

Loving them all Jeff but number 4 is very special to my eye! Congrats on a great trip, I hope you had a margarita for me.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:54 PM

The first color one is killer. Nice goin' Jeff.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:02 PM

Jeff, nice captures, but I think you need 36mp! LOL

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:30 PM

Totally awesome Jeff...and like Steve like the 4th one the most

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:42 PM

Beautiful images!!!!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:44 AM

Number 4 really stands out. Great shot, Jeff.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:07 AM

Wow! Stunning images Jeff.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:48 AM

Awesome, thanks....gotta do that for Xmas/New Year one year, Isla Mujeres is an great town to stay too.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:09 AM

4 rocks!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:15 AM

Thanks folks; no Drew for this stuff I need 36fps not MP.
I agree #4 is the wall print of the trip.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:38 AM

Awesome Jeff!

I'm going be a sheep and agree that number 4 is the winner for me!

Thank you for sharing-even if it makes me jealous!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:06 AM

Superb photos, thanks for posting.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:17 AM

Jeff,

Cool!!!!!!

I wonder if a scooter would have allowed you to keep up better.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:34 AM

Awesome Jeff!

I'm going be a sheep and agree that number 4 is the winner for me!

Thank you for sharing-even if it makes me jealous!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:47 AM

A few more that tell the story, first one's almost a caricature of the chaos
ErolE, generally I'd say a high shutter speed is the most important thing. I shot 1/320 - 1/500, ISO 400-1200. Used a single strobe just for close up fill at it's lowest setting. Lens underwater is Nikon 16-35 behind a 9" Zen dome.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

really amazing shots the 4th one in the original shot and the first and second of the second lot...

not a lot more to say except amazing.... :lol:
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

Really fantastic! Hard to not really enjoy the 4th image. The first is very nice as well.

Were you ever worried about getting stabbed?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:22 PM

Really fantastic! Hard to not really enjoy the 4th image. The first is very nice as well.

Were you ever worried about getting stabbed?

I'm sure it's possible but with their speed and agility, they seemed to be pretty much in control of their bills at all times..
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