FLUO GAMES -The Night Of Tentalces
Aquarists are no strangers to happy puffy polyps making the perfect timelapse subjects, yet, HD videos of this quality rarely come from natural reefs. The added challenge of currents and stability for timelapse subjects, as well as quality blue lights and camera filters to capture coral fluorescence makes this video stand out from the rest.
Fluo games is produced by Venessa Cara-Kerr of Reef Patrol, with music remix by ThinkTankFish. This video shows off some unique colorations, including fireworms, anemones, and larger coral colonies we’ve only ever spotted in the wild.
Vanessa has brought us other fluo videos including “Weather – A Coral Nightmare” in 2016 and she says this new video Fluo Games – the night of tentacles is a follow up in that series.
In her video descriptions she writes, “2014 we fell in love with “fluo-diving” on Koh Tao in Thailand and ever since it is like a drug to us. As soon as the sun sets we just want to get in the water with blue lights and watch this magnificent fluorescent world.”
If you want to learn more about capturing coral fluo videos you can check out her tutorial here. Vanessa uses the best lights on the market, swiss made Keldan lights with 430nm blue light. Also, a super sturdy underwater tripod to keep her camera still for longer periods of time, and different density yellow filters depending on the conditions.