Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Porcupine rushing past the camera

Well maybe not rushing, but fast for a porky. I've been trying to get a photo of one up a tree eating bark and will try again next spring.

On another note, I have been searching for a large ant hill to place a long term camera to find out the types of animals that dig the ant hill apart. Found a nice one but it had been torn up in the middle recently, plus it's out in the open and can be seen easily, so it's out of the question. Need one that's out of the way from humans if I'm going to leave a camera on it for months at a time.

Monday, September 28, 2009

One of the first digital trail cameras is still a workhorse

I still use the Olympus 380 in a few of my game cameras, it was one of the first digital cameras that replaced the 35mm film cameras. Only 2 megs but if you set it close you can get some very nice photos. Not the best flash but it is very quick to take a picture. I set them less than 6 feet from the trails and works great for predators.

This beaver runway is well used so I wanted to test out a long term camera to see how the external batteries and camera worked up close. I have a little flash bleed, but it is very quick and and the batteries worked great.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Trail cameras during hunting season

I set out several cameras for predators during bow season and will leave them out clear through winter. I'm not worried about the hunters in this area, most know I have game cameras set out and just walk on past if they find them, but on occasions I have them hid well enough to give them a good flash. This leads to several more pictures as they look for the camera.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Couple more bull elk

I finally pulled all my elk cameras and will clean them up before setting them out for different animals. I have been busy cutting firewood, canning and getting ready for the fall rains and winter. Seems the end of summer is the busiest time of the year.

I set this camera by a spring and small pond during the hot weather of August, being the only water in the area the elk had been making regular trips during the day. No photos of large bulls, but some nice pictures of 5 or so different bulls.

Here are two of them: the first is of a nice bull feeding and then at night one came in and bedded down in front of the camera for several photos. I set the cam up for daytime pictures by placing the camera farther from the target area than I normally would but that leaves the flash weak for a night photo as shown in the bedded elk.