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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:21 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys,

I know that this area is or was home to at least one female, resident male, and a juvenile. Female Cougars very seldom make scratch piles so other than getting pics at my sets. I have no idea where the female is. The larger resident male has more visible muscle mass than this cat and has some visible scarring on him. This cat has less muscle definition, hardly any scarring, younger looking, identifiable markings on the inside of its front legs. As well as vague spots barely visible on his upper hind legs. I'm convinced that its a male because he's making scratch piles everywhere. Plus when he was younger, he was a very independent from his mother, at least at my camera traps. There is also a much larger and more muscular male Cougar that I got pics of about 4 kms. from these sets. I take that it was this young cats father. From a distance, the details are harder to discern so I have to keep at least one cam close down and low to the trail.

Dan, all of these pics are from my S600's. These are my standard go to settings for that cam. I may increase the flash power if the intended subject is further away from the cam. Anyhow, here are my settings that I usually go with.

camera - program
oev - even
focus - multi
white bal. - auto
iso - auto
pic. quality - fine
rec. mode - normal
flash level - minus (For subjects within 12 ft. and increase as the distance increases and for Bears I bump it up a notch. Note: S600 has an ex. powerful flash and it will whitewash light coloured close-up subjects if flash set too high.)
pic. effect - off
saturation - minus (You can always increase it in post editing if need be, it's a personal choice.)
contrast - normal
sharpness - normal

af mode - single
digital zoom - off
red eye ded. - off
af illuminator - off
auto review - off
beep - off

image size - 6m.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:47 pm 
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Absolutely awesome set of images.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:58 am 
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Some great shots Gary...keep it rolling...!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:48 pm 
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Lovely collection and the lighting is excellent.


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Great collection of cougar pics Gary!


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Oh, these are all fantastic. You have such beefy, muscular lions out there. That last photo is tremendous! Thanks for sharing these!

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