Monday, September 6, 2010

Hunting Wildlife

This wildlife photography thing is not as easy as I thought it would be.  I set the camera in the big garden for 7 nights trying to catch the critter that eats cantaloupe.  I moved it around several times to get a better angle. All I got was a couple of photos with one tiny shiny eye, sometimes two tiny shining eyes.  After 7 days and nights, I wanted to get "something" and moved the camera to another location where I see deer jump the fence every evening except the last two.  lol  Meanwhile back at the garden, the critter came in to dine on more cantaloupe.

Here is "bad" dog, Luc, and the only photo worth posting from the deer crossing location where the camera was armed and ready to fire upon any movement.  I brought the camera up to the house this morning to be moved to a location where I saw at least 5 deer staring at me yesterday evening as I walked out to check the big garden.

I've not given up on the garden marauding critter but I want something to show for this effort.  One thing I learned when moving the camera to a location other than the garden:  carry gloves, a limb saw and a lopper along with the camera to cut away brush, etc., so the camera will have a clear view.  While cow trails are easy to spot, I'm going to have to start trying to find wildlife trails.  Now that is a good one for this city-bred gal. 

Until next time, God bless.


ruthi said...

I always see some wildlife in our backyard too... deer, rabbit, wild turkeys, and the elusive bear. Too bad I was always unarmed every time I see them and when I get the chance to get my camera they were all gone. So I always end up with photos of bees and flies and some chipmunks who are already residents.

Crafty Sue said...

This little critter seems a smart guy... he won't let the camera catch him... just think he's singing "Catch me if you can ...hehehehehe"

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a great shot of Luc, the quality of the wildlife cam photo is better than I would have expected.

I would imagine wildlife photography with a trail cam is a matter of trial and error and lots of patience.

Wildlife trails are usually pretty obvious near water. Also look for scat or tree scratches. You also might try aiming it down a cow path.

Tes said...

You are lucky to have such sightings...the most I see in our yard are bugs and some cute geckos! :) Have a nice week ahead!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Hope you get some good shots. That's a nice camera.

LOL...I have a bunch of pics that have a hairy face man peering into the lens. Looks like Ernest from the movies!

Lynn said...

Mrs. Redneck, I must admit the wildlife camera is a toy. :D I love to justify a toy purchase and we haven't done any traveling lately. So....I got a camera.