Sunday, November 25, 2007

Turkey strutting for the game camera

Little late for thanksgiving, but still time to show a turkey strutting. Some pictures would be difficult to set up for, so it's nice to have a little luck, and this is one of those photos.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mink walking a log

Very difficult to get a picture this close of a mink, but this one walked the log and never saw the camera until it was too late. Camera speed is great to work with but hiding the camera is more important for close pictures. If the mink had seen the camera I think it would have never walked the log.

It also takes patience to leave a camera for weeks on end and never get a picture, so be sure to study the animal and know what trails it uses. This increases the odds of getting a good picture.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Young beaver

This young beaver came right up to the camera for a good profile picture. It stayed around for several more photos before leaving. This is the same camera where I got the otter pictures. Headed out to check the cameras in the morning if it's not pouring down rain and will move this camera from the river. This time of the year you never know if it might flood and I have it on the edge of the bank.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Blacktail buck with my Sony P41

I like using the Sony p41 camera with most any type of control board, they are fast and take great pictures. I can use them close and still get all of the animal in the picture. I also try to set them at 10 feet or less for most animals, but for elk I might go to 12 feet depending on the location.

My cameras are set on double picture mode and this is the second or random picture as it walked past. In double picture mode the camera takes the second picture in 10 seconds without needing any motion.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Otter - Mom and pup

Wanted to see if I could get an otter to come onto the shore in a place they don't normally use. Placed a little smoked salmon by the bank and it worked fine. Had used this bait on a landing where I knew otter use but needed to know if I could pick the place just by using the bait.
The picture isn't great but I just needed to get any kind of picture for my study.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Albino fawn

This is the albino fawn I got a picture of several years ago in the same general area as the buck from the previous page. I do think that might be the buck with the albino gene, but could be others also. It's such a large area that I still get many deer that I have never seen before.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Another blacktail buck

This area is getting good for bucks and it's not a place where anyone would think about hunting. I got 2 pictures of him and will show both because the one showing his body looks like he might have some albino genes. Several years ago I got a picture of a doe and fawn with the fawn an albino so believed there must be an albino buck somewhere.

See what you think of the white on his back.