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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:49 pm 
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It seems that nobody is making any posts as of late, so I went and dug up some pics and put this post together.

As most of us, let's just say veteran camtrappers know. Getting a usable or printable shot of any animal is no easy task. So for you newcomers to this great hobby of ours, you are not alone when you encounter these sorts of problems. We make adjustments, take precautions, and anticipate our targets next move. Yet sometimes even with our best efforts, poop happens. These sorts of things are what most of us find challenging about this hobby. Pic #009 for example, was the only pic that I got of this male, even with 10 cameras in the area.

Anyhow, here is a year's worth of the cat pics that never made it.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:48 am 
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I see that nobody is making any posts as of late, so for the sake of keeping this forum alive. I went and dug up some pics and put this post together.

For those of you who cameratrap Cougars, or actually any illusive animals for that matter. Getting a printable or displayable image is difficult at times. For me, I find that the subject is quite a difficult quarry to photograph at the best of times. So the near misses resonate more than some of the others I often get. Anyhow, just to show you all that with every respectable Cougar image, many don't make it to the keeper's folder. Here is a year's worth of near misses of one of my favorite subjects, the Cougar.
Oh that is so frustrating on any species. But with an elusive animal such as that I'm sure the near misses are even more agonizing.

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Of course we don't have cougars here, but the bear, bobcat, fisher and deer provide us with a good supply of partial critter photos. We've all gotten lots of those photos; frustrating but tantalizing -- wait 'til next time.

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Man do I got plenty of those pictures. One horn, partial head, body etc.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:18 am 
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I know, what's up with this Murphy's law business anyhow. Yup, we all get these type of pics, from Rabbits to Elephants, right Bruce :)

I will tell you this though when I do get the shots I'm after or those pics of the great unexpected. I have been known to fall to my knees, look up to the skies with raised clenched fists and shout.............YAHOOO!

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Glad I'm not the only one that gets pictures like these...except mine seem to come more often than not! Thanks for the encouragement!


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AndrewKing wrote:
Glad I'm not the only one that gets pictures like these...except mine seem to come more often than not! Thanks for the encouragement!

Thankfully you can learn almost as much about the animal on the near misses too.

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Great overdue topic. I knew a photographer once who advised never show to anyone your photos that aren't perfect. Its nice to know that camera trappers aren't pretentious and have a sense of humor, at least when we get over the frustration of all the oportunities lost.


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Gary, some great near-misses...it is a pain but they still provide valuable information about your subject and visitation. Keep it coming...

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