Sunday, May 13, 2007

Deer on closeup trail

I set this camera up for coyotes or bobcats very close on a trail. Camera was about 2 feet off the ground and 6 feet from the farthest trail. It's at a junction of 2 trails with the closest at maybe 3 feet, this would give a great picture of a predator.

But as with all my trails sets I aim the camera level and that makes the field of view just enough to show a deer at that distance. This picture is not cropped and shows the deer centered just barely enough to get it's head in the picture when using the closest trail. This doesn't always work this well, but sometimes the plan works.


At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great point Cliff! Do you have deer investigating the camera once they see the flash? Do you have the PIR sensor lights turned on or off?

Also, it would be great to see a photo of the camera and your mounting technique for those low angle shots.

It's rare when trees are in the right place, as in your case where two trails come together.




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