Monday, August 15, 2011

Young Bucks and More Whiteout

Been getting some pics of a few young bucks in the Little Woods set but I’m also fighting a losing battle with the whiteout problem. I’ve gotten one really nice buck on camera twice but each time the pics were badly washed out. The whiteout problem persists between 6:30 and 8:30 each morning even though I’ve moved the camera three times. I think I’m going to move the Covert camera here to see if it handles the shade/sunlight problem better. I’ve got a really busy next couple of weeks coming up so I’m having a problem finding time to do the move. Below are some pics of a young eight point checking out the mineral block and one of the washed out big buck. The big buck looks to be at least a ten point.








21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

holy crap! i think the big buck is telling you, "Joe, don't worry about me. Come hunting season, I'll just be a figment of your imagination..." :)

Cindy said...

Nice bucks, especially that last one! I know the frustration with the whiteout. Have you tried putting something behind the cam to make it tilt down a little? Can't think of anything else that could help reduce it.

Ian Nance said...

Pretty, young buck! Last one looks like a goodie.

missing moments said...

T has me laughing! clever!
Frustrating, I'm sure ... still, I love what you capture even if it's ghostly!

Farmchick said...

Nice pics. We have been checking out our trail cam lately. More bucks and my son is getting excited.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Nice, Joe. Something to look forward to. Hope you are having a nice summer. :)

Michaele said...

Still awesome, even with the whiteout. Trophy there.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

That last pic reminds me of the Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban movie and his stag patronus: http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Patronus_Charm Different species, though ;)

Allison said...

I'm so glad you're a photographic hunter, Joe. It's a nice relief from the hunting, butchering, wrapping and freezing I grew up with. Your appreciation for wildlife is wonderful and keeps me coming back to see what's recently landed in your "net". :)
Cheers!

heyBJK said...

Good lookin' bucks there, Joe!

Ola said...

very nice, pretty faces!

Buttons said...

Wow Joe he is a beauty. B

Larry Ostby said...

Whew!! That last buck is a keeper. Hope you can get that whiteout thing figured out.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Those are promising bucks!

Amish Stories said...

Love your images......I was just passing through and popping on blogs that I've never been on before. So greetings folks from Lebanon county's Amish community. Richard

Trey said...

I got my cameras out this past weekend. Can't wait to see what I got! Nice bucks!

Samantha said...

NICE!
That last buck is gorgeous.
I'm with T, though..come hunting season..poof! ;)

Sandy said...

Nice looking pics of the bucks! You could always say the white out pic is a very rare albino....LOL

Amish Stories said...

Id never have the heart to hunt one of these animals, i never had it in me to hunt in the first place. Richard from Amish Stories.

KB said...

It's the time of year for young bucks! I've been getting lots of them too. Great photos!

My Bushnell has the same problem with washed out images and dealing with shade/sun. I haven't solved it so I have no good suggestions. It persists no matter which way I point the cam.

Willard said...

I don't know the answer either, but I have the problem a lot too--especially with a 2009 Scoutguard and a Wildview, but all of them do it for me at times. Positioning is part of the answer, but there seems to me more to it.