Monday, February 04, 2008

Bobcat with an Olympus 380

I still use the 380 Olympus for close pictures around ponds and creeks. They take a picture fast, the flash works fine out to 12 feet and a very dependable trail camera.

This bobcat never saw the camera and was busy hunting along the edge of the pond. It really helps to hide the camera with moss, ferns or any other type of natural vegetation.


At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Cliff,

That's one amazing Bobcat photo. The background is so perfect it looks like it was taken in a studio with special lighting.

You sure have taken this craft to a new level!


At 6:54 PM, Blogger cliff said...


I was lucky to get a daytime picture of a bobcat by the water. Most animals hunt for food at night around ponds. The camera was in the shade and if you can keep the skyline light in the top 1/4 of the picture then the camera will not adjust for the light and keep the photo a little brighter. With that and the flash lighting up the cat it turned out great.

If the skyline would have been in the middle of the picture the camera would have adjusted for the extra light and made the cat and foreground way too dark. It wouldn't matter at night, but all my cameras, even when set in program mode will self adjust to the bright or dark background, so it's best to keep the bright open areas in the upper part of the photo to prevent too keep daytime photos lighter.


I'll see if I can find some examples and put them on Pix forum.

At 7:37 AM, Blogger Buglin Billy said...

Your brother referred me to your blog from the Bowsite. I just started mine. I am mainly a bowhunter, but like wildlife photography too and I wanted to look at some blogs and get some ideas.

I've enjoyed your work and wish you well on its continuance.

This picture is fantastic.
Best wishes, BB


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