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#1 jtresfon

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:52 AM

I arrived back yesterday from a week at Port St. Johns on the Wild Coast (Transkei, South Africa) having been to the Sardine Run. The trouble with doing only one week is that there is not much latitude for error, but luckily it was a memorable week. The weather was good, the sardines were a bit scarce but there were a few about, and there were also plenty of other baitfish (red-eye, mackerel & shad). The visibility was fair to poor (a murky 5m most of the time). I will do a proper trip report when I have had time to sort through all the images but here is a teaser in the interim...

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Thanks again to the opposition (Drew, Colin & Picky), the crew (Stevie, Brock, Morne, Yvette, Mark, Don & Tim), the landlords (John & Kathryn) and everyone else that made the week so memorable.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:55 AM

A few more...

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:58 AM

And the last two...

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:00 AM

.... jawdropping WOW !!!

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:03 AM

Great series I really like the first dolphin one and also the shot of the dolphin jumping its so sharp.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:01 AM

Now that is a productive week-great pictures!

Thanks for putting them up!

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:08 AM

Looks like a great trip

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:10 AM

Positively stunning!! Looks like you hit it just right, and nailed the opportunity to boot. Congrats!

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:12 AM

Faaaantastic Jean! I'll be in SA in 2 weeks, excitement building!

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:21 AM

Wow, that must have been a great experience. Definitely on my to-do list. Great photo's!

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:38 AM

Wow, wow, wow, that's moved it up to number 1 on my list of things to do....
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:24 AM

incredible shots!!! the last one of the shark below the baitball backlit by the sun is beautiful!

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:53 AM

the whale and the second to last (bird) are amazing. Great job
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:19 PM

A great mixed bag. Cant wait to read the report and see the rest of the keepers.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:00 PM

I have to chime in too Jean, wonderful images. Congrats on maiking spectacular use of the opportunity.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:18 PM

Im amazed by these images. Especially the whale. Congrats on a terrific series

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:55 PM

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:54 AM

Very cool Jean!! I like them all, alltough the second shot is like ripped out from a storybook - amazing.
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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:18 AM

Jean, was the last one the bird that hit me in the back?

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:57 PM

Jean, was the last one the bird that hit me in the back?


Yip, that's the bird you broke!

For those interested, all images from my trip to the 2010 Sardine Run now online at http://www.flickr.co...57624627571261/

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