A week or so ago, Chad and I bought a game camera.
I didn’t know too much about them (still don’t) but Chad did all the research and since I was buying, everything was an issue but price. After it got here, it rained non-stop for 40 days and 40 nights. . or so it seemed. The camera is supposed to be waterproof but was just too nasty for us to get out there and get it set up. One night we finally managed to get it set up (in the dark I might add). While out there, I was thinking . . if we’re trying to get pictures of wild animals, aren’t they hiding around the corner waiting to eat us? Chad’s friend who lives not too far away thinks he got a picture of a mountain lion on his camera. I think it was a really big house cat . . I think he visits my house sometimes too. Anyway, we got it set up and because I kept saying hurry Chad!, we had it pointed up so we got pictures of the tops of trees. When the wind blew, the twigs and weeds would wiggle and the camera would think it was a 20 point buck (or a mountain lion) and it would take a picture of . . tree tops. We brought the camera in and waited for better weather.
This past weekend Chad and I set it all up again. This time we took my digital camera out and took photos at the exact angle as the game camera to see what we would be getting if it takes pictures.
My back yard from an angle you haven’t seen before. Pretend I live on 100 acres and that house isn’t there!
Something about this angle bothers me. I can see us getting a perfect shot of the south end of a buck facing north! Not exactly what I want to see. Let’s make an adjustment to the angle.
Better . . maybe. We’ll just have to wait and see what kind of shots we get. I’m pretty excited to see if we get good wildlife pictures (and to prove to myself there’s not a mountain lion living back there) but I promised Chad I wouldn’t look at the pictures til he gets home. But .. he’d probably never know if I sneak a peak .. right?