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More Photos from My Trail Camera

Posted September 22, 2015 12:40 PM by SavvyExacta
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Here's another batch of deer photos from my trail cam. I'm sharing these because my first post about the camera seemed to be popular. (You can check out that post for the specs of the camera.)

Toward the end of August I relocated the camera to an area beneath a pair of apple trees. The deer spend a lot of time feeding. I eventually shifted to another angle in the same spot.

As you'll see in the nighttime photos, the 12 IR emitters really seem to attract the attention of the deer. Some of the deer even look like they are taking "selfies!"

Some of the other highlights (not shown here) include a rabbit, a bat, and a neighbor's dogs having a fun romp through the yard. There's also an unidentified critter (probably a raccoon) shown wandering the woods at night. Unfortunately, a full view of it was obscured by some weeds. Placement of the camera takes a lot of thought!

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09/22/2015 7:29 PM

Nice yard.

Nice pics.

Do the deer visit you in the winter?

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09/23/2015 9:23 AM

Thanks, Lyn! The deer visit year round, although it seems like only a few of them know about the apples. On a walk last night we saw around 12 deer in various spots up and down the road. The camera only seems to capture about 4-5 different ones in the yard.

In the winter they enjoy eating seed directly from my repurposed birdbath-turned-bird feeder. They also gnaw on our shrubbery!

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09/23/2015 9:53 AM

"In the winter they enjoy eating seed directly from my repurposed birdbath-turned-bird feeder. They also gnaw on our shrubbery!"

"Hey, look at this, the seeds already gathered together, and in an easy-reach serving dish! I don't have to drop my head to the ground and make myself an easy target for predators while I eat. Now THIS is fine dining!"

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09/23/2015 11:12 AM

I captured the scene with my iPhone:

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09/23/2015 11:20 AM

Yup, you still got the one standing sentry, but that's the perfect height for 'relaxed, casual dining.' It's a deer-feeder, all right, the birds just get to use it when the deer are done.

Heh, kind of reminds me of, well, several dogs I've known, who, when presented with a new bone-like chew toy, would not take the toy from the offering hand, but instead would start gnawing on id with the assumption that the person would keep standing there and hold it for them.

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09/23/2015 7:38 AM

Good pics. You could have tried more closer shots with flash as there is very little light. It would have given detailed view of the deers.

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09/23/2015 9:25 AM

These photos are from a motion activated trail camera. It uses infrared technology to take the nighttime photos. There is not a regular flash on the camera. If there was, it'd probably scare the deer away!

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10/06/2015 11:46 AM

A flash on a trail camera? That'll give the critters heart attacks, and scare the survivors away from the area.

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09/23/2015 8:20 AM

Can you post the pics of the other creatures? I would enjoy seeing them as I'm sure others here would too.

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09/23/2015 9:26 AM

Sure! Watch for another blog post coming soon. The quality of those photos is not as good, as the smaller animals are usually farther away and a little bit harder to distinguish.

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09/23/2015 7:22 PM

They could probably be enhanced, cropped, and enlarged using a photo-editor. Hint, hint!

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09/24/2015 9:14 AM

Cropped yes, but enlarging doesn't work very well because of the resolution. They just begin to look pixelated.

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09/23/2015 10:25 AM

I've got tons of deer pictures.

Here's a raccoon in my back yard, taking a snooze on a tree branch after working hard raiding bird seed.

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09/23/2015 9:50 AM

That shot from 5:02PM 8/29 is gorgeous.

"Hey, look at me, I'm eating your apples, nya-ha-ha!"

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09/23/2015 2:36 PM

Those deer look healthy.

Have you ever tried a lower camera level?

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09/23/2015 4:52 PM

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Very nice but - that's a deer.

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09/23/2015 5:12 PM

I found this guy on my hot tub cam.

Peanut shells play havoc with the filters.

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09/26/2015 8:26 PM

no way! but awesome

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09/23/2015 7:27 PM

Don't need a trail cam. Shot this picture standing in my side yard. These guys have literally invaded our neighborhood. Can't grow a garden. They eat all the flowers. The do clean the rotten fruit off the ground. There's this young buck along with a couple of does and fawns. I think this is the culprit that's been molesting my political signs trying to shed the skin from his antlers. They have been torn asunder with no rhyme or reason. I 'm going to wait a week or two to put them back up.

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09/23/2015 7:42 PM

My brother built a 10 foot tall fence around his garden to keep Bambi out.

Arkansas has been over run with deer since there are no natural predators there any more.

They are such a common occurrence that nobody bothers to take pictures.

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What is the car in the background? I haven't seen suicide doors on many modern/post war cars. Or is it two cars cut in half and welded back to back?

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02/19/2016 12:15 AM

That is a Ford Club Wagon Van. That is a sliding door not a suicide door. It's about twice as wide is you can see in the picture, almost half the side of the van. It sort of looks like a suicide door because the handle is towards the front.

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02/19/2016 4:17 AM

Just looked on Google and got a sense of scale for this car. In the pic the deer looks like a small animal but i now realise that the deer is a bigg'n and the car is even bigger. English Ford Transit vans were popular here but i haven't seen anything this big.

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Mine is a long wheel-base eight passenger with a load capacity of about one-half ton. It's as long as a Chevy Suburban but with twice the headroom. They made up to a fifteen passenger extended tail van. Some came with high tops for even more room. I looked at a camper van like this. They use the nose on cargo vans and motor homes. And they made a short wheel-base model that's just a cute little thing, especially when customized. One thing they never did was come up with a flush mounting for their seats. they were either bolt to the floor or they had these stirrups for quick mounting. They could be hard on the knees. I don't have the stirrups so I have to do a few minutes of wrenching to get the seats out. But I don't take them out that often. Other brands had flush floor mounts so I don't know why Ford never did. I was thinking about getting quick-release pins to speed things up until I checked the price. They used to be really cheap at the farm supply but they don't exist anymore.

I used to have one of the old mid-engine vans and it would fit in the place of a compact car and was very maneuverable. It didn't like windy days though.

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09/24/2015 2:49 AM

When we first moved into this house about 20 years ago the garden was overgrown and a fox had made it's den under an old garden shed. There were cubs which would play in the garden.

I took this pic with an SLR film camera lying on my belly inside the patio doors. I just made enogh movement to get them to look.

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09/24/2015 6:55 AM

How much memory does your film camera have?

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09/24/2015 4:50 PM

From your detailed description of an event 20 years ago, apparently there's not much film on your memory camera!

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09/24/2015 3:16 AM

My late dog and parrots and pigeon feed in balcony.

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09/26/2015 8:30 PM

Seems like dinner is ready on the back yard.

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