Sharing my trailcam pics and experiences from the Massanutten Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Buck, Cattle , and Whiteout
I'm seriously considering moving my camera set in the Little Woods. While it's a great location I'm having some old problems with it. Mainly cattle and whiteout. For some reason the cattle have taken to the woods this summer instead of staying in the pasture. Last summer they never once came by this set but the last two weeks they've become regulars. Only explanation I can come up with is flies. This year is about the worst for flies I can remember. They're everywhere. They don't come in ones and twos they come in legions. I'm guessing the cattle are taking to the woods to try to escape the flies. The whiteout problem I've had at this set since I started using it. It only occurs in certain time windows. As you've seen from other pics from here there's a lot of bright sunshine and deep shade. I think the cause of the whiteout is when the camera is in the shade and several feet out from it is bright sunshine. Being in the shade makes the camera think it needs to flash to get the picture and this causes too much lighting so I get whiteout.
I did get a nice young buck this week. Looks like his antlers are getting ready to fork again.
Whiteout. Here's an example of the whiteout problem. This is about a middle of the road whiteout.