Tuesday, June 24, 2014

California 3D Project, Progress Report No. 9
Underwater shoot June 2014

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 Summer  is here and the kelp forest is thriving this year off California.  We made a few trips with Bob’s boat and captured nice footage of a bright orange Garibaldi fish with his rocky-reef nest.  This still photo is a frame grab from our 3 D footage, it shows the male fish grooming his bed of algae on the rock face.  

We captured the dance of the male, complete with his distinctive come-hither clucking, which attracts a female.  We also got the egg-laying footage.

We got footage of Mr. Garibaldi removing intruders from his nest area.

Still photo of Bob Cranston with genuine 3 D rig in housing, by Johnny Friday.
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California 3D Wild Project, Progress report No.8
Underwater shoot MAY 2014
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Last week wild fires raged in San Diego County, and one fire was stopped
 just a few miles from our home, thanks to California firefighters.
 We expect to be back in the ocean shooting 3D footage of 7-gill sharks next week.
About a week ago, Howard and I were out looking for sharks when this huge black sea bass came up to us.  The 300-pound fish is a wonderful 3 D subject.
He was fearless and curious and watched us for about 20 minutes. He might have been seeing his own reflection in the beam splitter 3d mirror. Those little white flecks on his head and back are parasites. These still pics are by Howard Hall.
The rich life in our California kelp forests never disappoint.  Stand by, we  
 hope to send photos of Seven–gill sharks in our next report. Bob@bobcranston.com