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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:36 am 
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I put out a cameratrap this past weekend, with the cam basically on ground level ( I made a little metal rod to poke into the ground, and connect to camera). I put it on a pretty well used deer trail. Hoping to get a nice shot of an angled up photo. Just wondering if others try to put the camera right at ground level for deer or other taller animals?

Here is the cam, behind a block of wood.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:22 pm 
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Yep...makes for some interesting pics for sure. Usually just do this for smaller critters but I have done it for deer as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:29 pm 
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Nice pic Pred! I'm pretty curious to see what happens if I do get a deer to step in front of it, the way I have it set up, they will be pretty close to it before it goes off, and if at night, I'm wondering if the flash will freak them out.


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I've mounted cameras down low (lens10" off the ground) for small mammals and birds, but never for deer.

A lot of folks think white flash bothers deer, but Ive concluded that the flash hardly ever bothers them. My next blog post (Thursday on https://forestandfield.blogspot.com/) contains a video (compiled from still photos) of bucks that each spent about two minutes at a scrape with a white flash going off every time the capacitor recharged.

Here's another series of photos (from a Nikon L11) of a buck taken over six minutes on a misty night. The photos aren't very good, but they'll give you an idea of how bucks react to a white flash (the captions for each photo are the time the individual photo was taken) --


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:38 am 
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I got this pic out of my setup, I like it!

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Thats a cool shot man!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:23 pm 
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Thanks Pred!


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I like it as well .. I different twist and perspective ..


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I put all of my cameras very low -- but then again I am after critters small, medium, and large. I've found that, with proper positioning, you can get full-frame shots of deer-sized animals with cameras very low (6-10 inches off the ground). But anything larger than a deer (in my area, wild cattle or elephant) and you will get spectacular leg pics. :)

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