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Sailfish report from Isla Mujeres, January 2010


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#21 tonywu

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:29 PM

Sunshine and good weather today. Here's a couple of images from the day:

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:53 PM

:) The sailfish is SO beautiful! Wonderful videos & pictures! The 2nd video w Tony Wu avoiding the sailfish, or rather the sailfish avoiding him, shows the magnificence of the predator! Looking fwd to more!
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:38 AM

:) The sailfish is SO beautiful! Wonderful videos & pictures! The 2nd video w Tony Wu avoiding the sailfish, or rather the sailfish avoiding him, shows the magnificence of the predator! Looking fwd to more!


These are so outstanding images.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:02 AM

Great pictures!

Wish I was there!

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 04:04 PM

We were skunked again today, but I managed to snap this photo of Eric in action:

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:24 PM

We were skunked again today, but I managed to snap this photo of Eric in action:

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I'm trying to figure out what part of Eric isn't included . . .

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:28 PM

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 08:51 PM

your toenails look pretty bare! Looks like midget legs.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 08:55 PM

We were skunked again today, but I managed to snap this photo of Eric in action:



Was that with the 5D or 7D? I am guessing the 7D since it has quicker AF.....

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:45 AM

thought that was a wedding ring for a second.. :)

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:35 AM

WOW now that looks cool....
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:12 AM

thought that was a wedding ring for a second.. :)

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:30 PM

Tony and me packing up:



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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:21 PM

Tony and me packing up:



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Very cool ... but how sad. Another trip done!
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:12 PM

Smashing pics guys, thanks for sharing them with us :island:
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:14 PM

OK, this might make this page really wide. Sorry!

3D (cross-fused) video tour of Isla Mujeres from our golf cart, taken with dual Canon 5D Mark II cameras and Canon 15mm fisheye lenses. Special thanks to Sterling Zumbrunn for his help, and to Tony Wu for the loan of a 15mm lens. The color in the videos is different because Tony's lens is much older.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:35 PM

Nice Eric, now all we need is a housing for it.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:08 AM

Guys, great report - interesting read - tough trip isn't it - hard on the legs and those sails are hard to find. I was there for 10 days last year and we had encounters on only 5 of the days.

Here is a link to some of the snaps...

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:33 AM

Great shots and video, you guys that get in the water with this amount of danger must have balls of steel.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:00 PM

OK, this might make this page really wide. Sorry!

3D (cross-fused) video tour of Isla Mujeres from our golf cart,
January 20, 2010


Hehe! Thanks ... I did a couple a tours of the island in carts. I let a young Chez Chick drive one day and she blew up the engine (just coincidence). Hehe, so damned cute no one cared!
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