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#1 Richard Boddington

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:30 PM

I know many of you where concerned that I had not been around to post for a while. Have no fear, I am fine :)

I was in the Bahamas shooting sharks, no cages this time!!

What an awesome experience. The footage I got is just amazing!

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#2 Stephen Whitehead

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:08 PM

Did you have your BL2 in that thing?

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#3 Richard Boddington

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:15 AM

Yeah I wish! Video shoot sorry to say, but it does look nice underwater.

All land based shots where done on the BL2.

One day I'll build a housing for the BL2, one was never made that I know of.

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#4 Matthew Buick

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:53 PM

Oh, if only you were eaten. :D

And who's that bruiser scaring all those poor Sharks.

Edited by Matthew Buick, 09 February 2007 - 04:56 PM.

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#5 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:56 AM

Did you have your BL2 in that thing?

Cheers,

Steve




Used a shrink ray on the BL? cool :blink:

Do the sharks generally just ignore you? or are they interested? I wanted to say curious but I know they are kinda ancient creatures and may not stray to curiosity.

Looks like fun.

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#6 Richard Boddington

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:03 AM

So long as there is food they stick around, once the food is gone they are gone.

Some times they'll come in close and have a look at you when there is no food.

If a 12 foot tiger shark shows up, then you're screwed food or no food. He'll eat you, the tank, the fins, and have the camera for desert.

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#7 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:35 AM

So long as there is food they stick around, once the food is gone they are gone.

Some times they'll come in close and have a look at you when there is no food.

If a 12 foot tiger shark shows up, then you're screwed food or no food. He'll eat you, the tank, the fins, and have the camera for desert.

R.



So you bring them snacks to motivate the "talent" :) and if a tiger shark or some other big MotherF show up it's get out of the water or get eaten fer' sure? or will he just eat one of the smaller sharks because people (except surfers) are not a delicacy?

I remember reading/seeing stuff a while back about Sharks super-sensitivity to certain electrical fields and have often wondered if any clever chap had built a sort of electric shark repeller for divers, something that if turned on would drive them away. I thought certain beaches (Australia? etc.) had electric shark "fences" that kept our fine betoothed friends from chewing on fat tourist types.

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#8 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:35 AM

So long as there is food they stick around, once the food is gone they are gone.

Some times they'll come in close and have a look at you when there is no food.

If a 12 foot tiger shark shows up, then you're screwed food or no food. He'll eat you, the tank, the fins, and have the camera for desert.

R.


Quint:[seeing Boddington's equipment] What are you? Some kind of half-assed astronaut?
[examining the shark cage]

Quint: Jesus H Christ, when I was a boy, every little squirt wanted to be a harpooner or a sword fisherman. What d'ya have there - a portable shower or a monkey cage?


Boddington: Anti-Shark cage.

Quint: [re-write] Anti-shark cage. You don't go in inside the cage?
[Boddington nods]

Quent: [re-write] It ain't goin' it in the water?
[Boddington shakes his head no]


Quent: [re-write] Cage DON'T go in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. our shark...12 foot tiger shark...[smiles then sings] Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again. .....HHHHHere's your sign. B)

Edited by James Steven Beverly, 14 March 2007 - 01:39 AM.

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#9 Richard Boddington

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:32 AM

Re: Electrical fields and sharks.

Yes sharks can detect the tiny electrical field that all living things give off via their ampule of lorenzini:

http://en.wikipedia....ae_of_Lorenzini

When I was shooting white sharks, with a cage a few years back, I deployed the camera over the side on a rope and let it float around underwater. The great whites lost all interest in the bait and began to nudge the camera with their noses. I theorize that they where interested in the electrcial field being given off by the running camera.

And yes James, good re-write of the third greatest movie of all time.

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#10 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:28 PM

And yes James, good re-write of the third greatest movie of all time.

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What are the first two? B)
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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:34 AM

and have often wondered if any clever chap had built a sort of electric shark repeller for divers, something that if turned on would drive them away.


From what I've heard punching them in the gills is quite effective to turn them away.


...or we could zap em :P
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#12 Richard Boddington

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 11:30 AM

"and have often wondered if any clever chap had built a sort of electric shark repeller for divers"

Yes there is such a device, surfers use it as well. I have seen a number of very convincing tests. ie bait tied to the ocean floor in great white infested waters with the device to "guard" it. The video showed the sharks trying to get the bait but swimming off when they got close to the field of the device.

Now, do you want to trust such a device against a charging two ton great white? I dunno, in that case I'd feel better in a cage. Other wise all you could do is close your eyes and hope he turns away.

As for: "What are the first two?"

James, why are you asking such an obvious question every one knows the answer to :)

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 12:16 PM

"and have often wondered if any clever chap had built a sort of electric shark repeller for divers"

Yes there is such a device, surfers use it as well. I have seen a number of very convincing tests. ie bait tied to the ocean floor in great white infested waters with the device to "guard" it. The video showed the sharks trying to get the bait but swimming off when they got close to the field of the device.

Now, do you want to trust such a device against a charging two ton great white? I dunno, in that case I'd feel better in a cage. Other wise all you could do is close your eyes and hope he turns away.



Trust? I dunno... but I would suppose every inch counts in that situation.....

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#14 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 11:42 PM

As for: "What are the first two?"

James, why are you asking such an obvious question every one knows the answer to :)

R,


Well, I'm not as bright as everyone else here but let me take a guess:
Laurence of Arabia
and
Gone with the Wind
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#15 Richard Boddington

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:05 AM

Very good guesses, but no.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:34 AM

Very good guesses, but no.

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Ok, let's see....How about Citizen Kane and HUMMMMM.....Casablanca? Or maybe Star Wars and Titanic...just to piss Max and Robert off. :rolleyes:
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#17 Richard Boddington

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:57 AM

You got one!!

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#18 Matthew Buick

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 04:51 PM

Singin' in the Rain and Titanic? :)

Edited by Matthew Buick, 16 March 2007 - 04:52 PM.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 02:05 AM

You got one!!

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Cool, which one? Let's see...one left....is it foriegn (So there's no confusion because you from the Great White North by foriegn I mean Not American)?
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#20 Richard Boddington

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 09:54 AM

Ok Star Wars, number 2, and I mean the 1977 un-crapified version.

Number 1 is a US film, but shot by a famous DOP with a French last name.

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