Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Florida Aquarium and U.S. Navy Divers

My son's recent school field trip had an unexpected surprise at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida. The United States Navy Divers were putting on a small display in the Coral Reef Exhibit as part of many events scheduled for Tampa Bay Navy Week 2011.

As my son gazed at the plethora of sea life through the 12 inch thick acrylic window, I set my Canon EOS 5D Mark II to movie mode to capture the panoramic splendor of the 42 foot wide view of this man made Coral Reef.

Sharks and Stingrays to Seahorses and Sea Urchins filled the young minds of my son's Kindergarten class. My mind was filled with a Fish Fry and Fried Calamari.

I used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a EF 24-105mm f4L IS lens. The camera was paired with a Sennheiser MKE400 shotgun microphone for audio. The Youtube video was shot at 1080p at 29.97fps. I edited with iMovie'09 and used Quicktime to compress a 1gb h264 video file.

You can view more pictures and videos in my The Florida Aquarium Experience 2011 Gallery.

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  1. Great pic of sea horse. It is rarely seen underwater but now it is possible because of many large aquarium.

  2. Wow! It's like a capsule from outer space. Huge aquarium, the kids would love that.
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