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Old Monday 8th November 2010, 21:21   #51
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Agreed great, but not sure 'playing with' is the term the 'slaters', erm woodlice, would use - I think the mouse ate it!
You reckon? I thought he pushed it off!
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Seems to be happily chomping in the latter parts of the video, when the wee mouse cleverly resided just below where you set the camera - can't be sure what though, maybe not a poor little defenceless slater.
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Old Monday 8th November 2010, 21:37   #53
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Seems to be happily chomping in the latter parts of the video, when the wee mouse cleverly resided just below where you set the camera - can't be sure what though, maybe not a poor little defenceless slater.
Yeah it needs to be a little lower or pointing down, they seem to like that log. I might stick it back there tomorrow, but then there's the badgers, foxes etc.... I need another camera.......
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When camera traps get lucky! - http://www.panthera.org/video/video-...pard-cubs-move

Wonderful!!

Seems to be the same kit that was used in the Lost Land series..... Gonna have to get one.
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Old Wednesday 10th November 2010, 20:38   #55
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When camera traps get lucky! - http://www.panthera.org/video/video-...pard-cubs-move

Wonderful!!

Seems to be the same kit that was used in the Lost Land series..... Gonna have to get one.
Wow, that's dream footage, they're stunning aren't they?


I got mine from here....
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Wow, that's dream footage, they're stunning aren't they?


I got mine from here....
quick delivery, no probs.
Incredible Cat's, just beautiful!

I wish I'd had a few of these cameras whilst looking for them last year!
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OK, if I order one... where are the nearest snow leopards to home?
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I've been using one for a couple of weeks.

I think your IR pool of light is a little lower in the picture and a bit more pronounced than mine. I bought the XLT with the viewer which is incredibly useful for lining up the camera.

I've tried cutting out a diffuser from a tupperware box in the hope of evening out the pool of light from the LEDs but it didnt work. I havent found the correct material yet. Incidentally I've found its best not to get too close to the potential subject and to point the cam down more than you would think. I made a couple of door-stop type wedges to help point it down.

I bought a cable lock in B&Q and have dispensed with the strap. The cable threads through the mounts on the back of the cam and pulls through the locking mechanism. I must say I've slept better at night knowing someone can't just unstrap the camera.

Have you tried the high-sensitivity sensor setting? When I tried the other night I filled the SD card with images (of nothing) and flattened the battery. I think the medium setting is adequate.
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The IR does seem brighter on the stills than it does on video, even on stills taken from the videos, I'm not sure why. I did wonder about using a filter of some kind so interesting to hear that you've given it a go, I think I'll try a few things too.

I've just been wedging some sticks in to point it down! And I agree with the distance, at least a couple of metres from where the pool of light will hit.

Practice makes perfect!

Do you have any stills or videos you could post?
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Three weeks with your new toy, this thread is painly short of example images! Hint, hint.
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Three weeks with your new toy, this thread is painly short of example images! Hint, hint.
hey it's only 2 weeks, and I didn't have much chance last week. Don't like leaving it out in the woods at the weekend and someone else has my key for the local school... excuses, excuses. It'll have to make do with the garden tonight.

When you get yours we'll have a constant supply of more interesting things than half foxes scarpering through my garden anyway.
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hey it's only 2 weeks, and I didn't have much chance last week.
26 October. "New toy is due to arrive today..."

Nearer three weeks in my book

Enough excuses, get out there and get them shots rolling in....
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When you get yours we'll have a constant supply of more interesting things than half foxes scarpering through my garden anyway.
Bum views of Raccoon Dog, blurry Beaver, a fudge of some skulking martin, perhaps a left trotter of of a Boar from the back end ...can't see my efforts beating half a Fox, a squidget of a Badger and a hungry Wood Mouse, Slater included. You have plenty of time to stun us all before I maybe enter the fray.
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26 October. "New toy is due to arrive today..."

Nearer three weeks in my book

Enough excuses, get out there and get them shots rolling in....
Na two weeks yesterday, noone was in the first day.

Message received though, got a few places I want to put it next week
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Bum views of Raccoon Dog, blurry Beaver, a fudge of some skulking martin, perhaps a left trotter of of a Boar from the back end ...can't see my efforts beating half a Fox, a squidget of Badger and hungry Wood Mouse, Slater included. You have plenty of time to stun us all before I maybe enter the fray.
squidget?!
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squidget?!
From your favourite Urban Dictionary ...

"a wee fat person" and "Always trying to have fun but sometimes can be quite a prankster. Can be annoying at times, but usually a squidget is cool".

Badgers are podgy things half the time up to no good, but fun nonetheless, no?


(there should have been an 'a' before 'Badger' I grant you, plus before 'Wood Mouse', duly changed specially for you )
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Presumably these things work even better by day, yes? Post up any daytime shots too please - even just moggies wandering past.
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From your favourite Urban Dictionary ...

"a wee fat person" and "Always trying to have fun but sometimes can be quite a prankster. Can be annoying at times, but usually a squidget is cool".

Badgers are podgy things half the time up to no good, but fun none the less, no?
Actually the perfect description of a badger! And I learnt a new word.

Top marks.
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I have gone against all my principles (well, one small one) and baited with peanuts tonight. This is for entirely scientific reasons of course.

Report back for results tomorrow.
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Peanuts are wrong.
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Presumably these things work even better by day, yes? Post up any daytime shots too please - even just moggies wandering past.
Yes please do.
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I've been using one for a couple of weeks.

I think your IR pool of light is a little lower in the picture and a bit more pronounced than mine. I bought the XLT with the viewer which is incredibly useful for lining up the camera.

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I wonder if this might help - http://www.soundmastersdirect.co.uk/...gel-sheets-253
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One reason why I don't like to bait: you end up with 2 hours footage of foxes eating peanuts to get through

One reason why it's useful: you see everything that's passing through, I think I got 6 different foxes last night. The tails seem quite a good way to tell them apart.

One had me convinced he was a badger in the thumbnail, but turned out just a little fox with a particularly dark stripe down his face.

Attached are 5 foxes......

1. big fox
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4. limpy fox (had a sore back leg)
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6. kink at top of tail fox
7. and a magpie/squirrel confrontation

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