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The deer were slackers but the birds carried the load.
43 pictures in this batch then ended midday on the 24th.
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I think all the critters had Spring Fever yesterday.
The 17 I saved start here.
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I'm in a rut. Bringing us up to the afternoon of the 26th.

17 Pictures again. ::: sigh ::::
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Just a few up to 1700 on the 27th.
13, 12 of birds. Critters were slackers today.
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Once again the birds carried the day. But. Their pictures are so much better when there is good light and the camera shutter works faster. Overcast days are killing me. Grrrr :::::
16 pictures put up. The evening of 3-28-2019.
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Yes, the squirrel hung there eating for 21 minuets. And there was Mentholatum on the pole before the rains came this morning early. I forgot to redo it. ::: BAH :::::
23 pictures puts us at mid afternoon on Saturday, March 30th.
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And it is the end of March. Mamas of all kinds are off having babies so things are kind of slow. Except for the little Finches.
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The end of the March album is here:
The end of March

The start of April:
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The second batch of APRIL CC Starts here:

Thirty pictures brings us to Wednesday afternoon.
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This batch brings us to the afternoon of Friday the 5th.
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Spring fever struck again. Critters are being lazy.
13 so - so pictures.
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This is really sad. Critters need pep pill I think. Too hot all of a sudden.
Well, I saved 18.
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Thanks for the post. I try to make all my pictures safe for work & kids.

Those were from long ago, thanks for the memories.....
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Better sample of critters, more action shots.
23 pictures to enjoy.
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Well, flat light defeats me. Critters are wore out from love making.
22 pictures with the birds carrying the weight again.
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Birds do not care about rain. Cameras do.
28 pictures to mid-day of 4-14
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I do not know what is going on.
It was hard to just get these from all the lousy pictures.
All of 13 pictures today.
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Warm, windy, green everywhere. Mama deer may be birthing fawns, bucks are no shows, a few yearlings are coming in. Mama birds must be sitting on eggs, too windy for a lot of boy birds maybe. Local pets were camera hogs so I was able to post 20 pictures anyway.
And here are those Twenty.
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I will not try to fix this mess any longer. Computer will not cooperate, brain will not cooperate, out of time, ::: sigh ::::Just start here to make sure you don't miss anything I managed to upload. Pictures are in wrong order, some not numbered, in the wrong place etc., etc. .........Only about 38 new pictures from 4 different places in the computer from two different days....... :::: GAH ::::: I found more and will start over with those in a second album.

Start here and fight your way through, some good pictures I think.
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So now we have the second album for April. All from the deck camera. Changing things hopefully to get more interesting pictures.
Which two pictures best show the camera reaction time in the first shot of a burst ?
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I love all the finches. I have 5 feeders out and I tried to set a trail camera to catch the action, but it didn't work.

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I love all the finches. I have 5 feeders out and I tried to set a trail camera to catch the action, but it didn't work.

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It should. One of my cameras is a real cheapie and I get pretty good pictures with it. It is the one that is sort of ground level where you can see the side of the feeders and the deer quite close.

Does your camera do burst shots? That is how I get most of the good bird pictures.

What kind of camera do you have?

How far away from the feeder is it?

Is it looking down sun a lot of the day? They do not do good facing the sun. Also they do better with a shroud around them.

This is how I have one of mine set up which is over kill but you can get the idea of how I do it from this.

How I do it on one of my cams.

Give me info on what cam you are using and tell me what seems to be the problem and I'll try to help. It is fun stuff to do and I learn a lot from mine even though I maybe only post 8-16 pictures out of a thousand, I get to see them all and there is a lot of interesting but not pretty for posting type pictures.

If you would rather not do this on the board, send me a PM saying so and we can go to email or I can call you.
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This is my camera. I strapped it to a post on my front porch, facing south, about 15' from my bird feeding setup.

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Set the camera up along a picket fence or something so you can find the shortest distance where you get good sharp pictures.
That is the distance you want to be from the feeder.
Do a single feeder to start with.
Do still pictures only and the highest pixel setting it has.
If it has burst mode, get the most pictures you can each time it is triggered.
If the triggering can be adjusted, set it down to 20-30 seconds. In a three shot burst, the sec and & third shot are usually the best.
Make sure the camera is actually taking pictures. You can stand close and move your hand across the front to trip it and you can hear the shutter. It will be surprisingly slow.

You said it did not work. What do you mean? it won't take any picture at all? They all look funky?
Do you do any post processing?
I take mine down to 1024 pixels wide and at about 80 to 95 % which gives a good computer sized picture at about 250 to 900 pixels depending.
Where do you serve your pictures from? I use google pictures.

Got any pictures you can post or send so I can see where you are starting from?

I can call with no charges to my cell phone on my plan if you want to talk that way.
I had two cameras like yours and I could make them work. They are good enough to try it picture taking & post process work well enough to see if you want to do it

Give mo more on what you get as pictures if anything and what you are trying to accomplish.

I find it fun and would be pleased to help if you are interested.

I use Irfan view for post processing, it is free and the Google picture stuff I use is also free,

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I got pretty much the silent treatment today from the critters.
They would not do anything fun today for my post.
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The movement in the tree and on the feeders didn't trigger any pictures. Was it too far away? I guess it's altogether possible I didn't have it set properly. The post on the front of the house is probably about as close as I can get. The tree's in the front yard. Time to try again.

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Walk back & forth in front of the cam and see when it fires, probably only once a minute max. Test that first then try different distances and see if it can see you then use just your hand from behind something stationary,

If it won't work then, use a camera tripod at about 7 feet from the feeder.

And then go back over the directions, Bawahahaha

With that camera I think I could only get one picture every minute as it at it's best. Not really good enough for birds unless you have a very busy feeder, I mean really busy so the camera takes a picture at every minute every time. Then you might get some flight pictures.

The reaction time very possibly is too slow to get them coming in except by accident if another bird trips the camera at just the right time.


Good luck and let me know.
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Once again, the birds save the day.
28 pictures that has got critters.
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Without the squirrels it would have been a really small batch.
21 pictures staring a really cool squirrel.
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I've been out of town and haven't been able to fiddle with the camera. We'll see what this weekend brings.

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I haven't done much because 'rain.'
I hope to make some changes maybe "mud.'
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Zeus got a hair cut.
The Zeus
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Warm weather has slowed things down a lot. I get a lot of pictures but not new ones or good action shots on the birds. A couple you will need to hunt why I included it.
24 various pictures.
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Picture 109, take a second look to get the story of 110.
36 pictures in this batch.
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Close to the end for this album.
31 pictures for this upload.
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May CC Album starts now.
This link to the first 31 pictures will always bring you to this album.
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I accidentally hit Zeus with a water hose, caught a ghost bird coming out of the fog & a doe licking her butt. And they are part of the 11 pictures I saved out of desperation.
::: Gah !! :::. Critters are not doing anything worth posting. ....
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Feathers, miniature Zeus on the edge of the bird feed basket, young does & maybe a new bird on the rearranged deck feeders whose camera needs more adjusting.
77 new pictures.
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Today, after much wet and much fighting with the deck camera I gathered stuff and got this post out of all of it. It ain't pretty but I think I got a young roadrunner in the feeder and on cam two there were several good shots of young does and not much else. Cam #1 was sort of a flop which is unusual.
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WOW !! Good pictures everywhere. Hard to choose which to post. More stuff going on than you first see. This is what I wanted for you all to see. Enjoy.
69 pictures to view & enjoy.
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Well. Just Well !!! I think I finally found a good setting for the deck camera. I plan to leave it like that for a while. (last 11 pictures from today) Why? ...... Pretty Pictures.
67 pretty good pictures, things are looking up for this summer.
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Cool pics. I bought a critter cam a few months ago, to put in the woods behind my house in a suburb of Dallas because there had been some people report seeing a mountain lion. I'm thinking they saw a large bobcat. The critter cam was stolen after about three months, but I compiled a video of some of the more interesting clips, including lots of raccoons, coyotes (one has a bob tail), a bobcat, possum, and even a beaver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUEujSJDf8Q
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This batch has only 21 pictures because I jinxed myself getting all proud of the previous 2 batches. ::: Grump ::: All critters went into 'blah' mode. Even Zeus, Nonah & the 6 cats are acting weird today. Maybe smelling some kind of trouble, storms, etc.. It is 'hinky' enough to get my attention. Time may tell.
21 so - so pictures brings the album up to a few hours ago.
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Cool video Curt.
Always amazing how much wild life is around that we never notice.
Sorry about you losing your camera. That sucks.
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It is hot for me so I am hiding. The critters are eating good but I think the heat has gotten to them. Got a couple I really like so...... there are only 23 pictures. Enjoy.
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It is hotter, The critters are hiding too. I think the cameras are tired too. Blurry pictures from slow shutter speeds or the critters are going to shade quicker......
only 18 pictures. Some kind of interesting. A new bird I think.
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Which bird was the new one? The rose-breasted grosbeak?
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Which bird was the new one? The rose-breasted grosbeak?
No, they have been around for a month or so now but they were new to me then.

I am wondering about the slim brownish bird in # 290. It is in shade so I can't really tell much but I don't think I have seen it before. But I very well could be mistaken. Hoping to get a better picture or something soon. No luck so far.
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