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Old Jul 8, 2009, 8:11 PM   #1
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We drag Big Mable 75' behind our boat. It acts as a floating island for the grand kids to swim off. It's also is a load of fun to ride on. The kids can never seem to get enough time on it. Tassy my grand dog (Aussie-doodle, Australian Shepherd Poodle mix) wants to be on it all the time (she thinks she owns it). She is a real sailor.

All shots taken with Tokina 80-400mm and no PP. I left the horizons as they were shot as we were seldom straight and level with it anyway.






My son in law was on BM and my 12 year old grandson was driving the boat. He was trying to dump his father off. He is a natural with the boat and has been driving it since he was 8.


He even got airborne and so did me and my camera. No more smile on his face!

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What a fun series! That Tokina sure looks like a wonderful lens - these are beautifully sharp.
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Nice images, Lou. And, looks like a fun time for everyone.

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It's always good fun playing with water toys and some good captures. What boat do you have?
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Really love 3rd and 4th shots. Great captures
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What a fun series! That Tokina sure looks like a wonderful lens - these are beautifully sharp.
I love the lens. These shots were between 135mm and 200mm. The lens is tack sharp up to 300-350mm and quite acceptable at 400mm. The thing I like most is it's weight. It is light enough to carry for long periods and easy to hand hold for shooting. It's a hard lens to find but worth the effort.

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Nice images, Lou. And, looks like a fun time for everyone.

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Patty,

Yes a fun time particularly for the kids. If the weather clears and we can get out in the boat again I hope to get some pictures of the children water skiing. Three of the 4 are able to and the 4th is just beginning to try and get up on them. The dog's lessons will have to wait!

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It's always good fun playing with water toys and some good captures. What boat do you have?
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Glad you enjoyed them.

The boat is an 18' Sea-Ray bow rider. The State government limits the size of the boat that you can put into a given body of water. The larger the body of water the larger the boat allowed. At moose pond we are at the limit. This is not your average pond; it is 81/2 miles long.
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Thanks for commenting and glad you enjoyed them. Nos. 3 & 4 are my favorites as well.

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Great series. Photos are crisp and it's obvious how much fun everyone is having.

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