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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:26 pm 
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Been a while since I deployed any DSLR's. Work gettin' in the way of camtrapping... got to do something about that. :-).

Anyway, here are a couple shots from the past few weeks in S. Texas. Lighting diagrams included and obligatory "test shots."

Brushline set
Nikon D7000, SB-28's, wireless PIR

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Shoreline set- several large gators in this slough which makes for some interesting possibilities. Nothing great captured on this round, but given time, maybe...
Nikon D3200, SB-28's, wireless PIR

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:53 pm 
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You really nailed it on that bobcat. I love the looks of that spot too.

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Great setups ... great results


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Thanks! Was surprised how many bobcat shots I got at the brushline set and how I got none at the shoreline set. I get lots of bobcats, hogs, and turkeys on my video cams around that slough, which compelled me to put a DSLR there. Little more time... they'll show.

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Thank you VERY much for taking the time to explain your sets in such detail for us DSLR camtrap beginners. The diagram's accompanied with cam-set photos and animal triggered shots help me to piece the entire puzzle together. Some of the best online cam trap college classes, short of actually being there, that I can imagine. :read

Super bobcat shot too. Both the D7000 and D3200 capture excellent detail in the image. Good balance of reducing your flash power to stop the action along with low ISO to maximize sharpness. The photo taken at 02:27:35 pm shows off the D3200's ability to stop action and capture detail - check out the thread count on the gators, boot, pant fabric and the watch. Amazing!


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Welcome back Casey,

Very nice pics, great composition, and lighting. I'm also a big fan of your in-depth set diagrams.

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Thanks!

The D3200 makes a fine camtrap body. I shoot the kit 18-55's on them, plenty sharp. Good rig, good battery life. Wish it had dual cards like the D7000 and more FPS setting flexibility (D3200 is either single shot or 6fps)

The detail in the D3200 is pretty good. Heck, that's a compressed image too. Reminds me I broke my watch- time stopped at 2:30.

Normally I set up closer to the potential subjects and don't usually shoot at ISO 100. Both of these are set back from the subject a fair distance, which is hard on the flashes... especially at ISO 100.

Oh... also there is a huge beehive in that dead Huisache tree in center of the shoreline set. Kept hearing a dull hum when I checked the cam and realized it was the hum of bees. Hopefully they aren't the Africanized variety.

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Nice work! I wish I was this organized to keep track of my sets and settings like this lol

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Awesome shots cant wait to see more.


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Very instructive diagrams!
I'll be zooming my flashes now.


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