Review Puff Wonders of the Reef. (Netflix)

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CT-Rich

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I saw the title on Netflix and assumed it was a kid oriented documentary. While you could certainly watch it with kids, it was really a beautifully shot doc about the small inhabitants of the Great Barrier Reef. The focal character was a larval puffer growing up in its first year of life. Cinematography was gorgeous and well written it was 90 minutes well spent While waiting for the days to lengthen…
 

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Was it just me or was there a good bit of UV video in there as well. They didn't seem to get into the technicality of the shoot, like you said "all ages sort of show". I would like to see a behind the scenes doc on the doc
 
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Was it just me or was there a good bit of UV video in there as well. They didn't seem to get into the technicality of the shoot, like you said "all ages sort of show". I would like to see a behind the scenes doc on the doc
Netflix has a pretty good track record for the “how we shot this“ accompanying short.
 

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Netflix has a pretty good track record for the “how we shot this“ accompanying short.
Just pulled it up last night with my dive partner/missus. Made the mistake of watching it during dinner. Food got cold. We couldn't keep our eyes off the TV screen. Thanks for the recommendation.
 

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ohhh this is the second time in 2 days I've heard this recommendation. Might be watching it tonight.
 

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Thanks for the review, Rich. I have been reluctant to watch it for the same reason you said: it sounded like it was aimed at kids. I didn't care for My Octopus Teacher. I think I'll watch this one, though. Juvenile puffers, eh?
 

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I can't imagine any enthusiastic diver not enjoying this documentary.
 

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Just finished watching. Amazing macrophotography. Other than calling the fish “Puff,” I was pleased they resisted getting too far from traditional documentary format.
 
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