Here are a few short video clips of bumblebees and butterflies buzzing around giant sunflowers and zinnias. The camera used was a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition set on WVGA 240 fps and then rendered to 30 fps on the iPad Tiltshift Video app.
Interesting what you get when you strap a camera with a wide angle lens to the end of a push pole. Continue Reading
The “Trail Camera Pic” thread started in 2012 continues in 2013.
Here is a short time lapse made using a Gopro Hero 2 camera taking 11mp photos every 5 seconds.
Blackbirds and Grackles at a water hole, filmed with GoPro Hero 2 set at 120 FPS in WVGA mode.
A trail camera (camera trap) is a covert digital camera equipped with a motion sensor to detect movement and trigger the shutter when animals pass in front of the camera. Trail cameras are weatherproof, will operate day and night, and some will record both high-resolution still images and HD video.
Trail cameras are used primarily by hunters to scout for game or monitor hunting areas. They are also used by researchers to study elusive or secretive wildlife, and by folks like me who enjoy the excitement of capturing images of creatures that sneak by when no one is around.
There is a bit of an art to positioning a trail camera so it takes advantage of the light and aims in a northerly direction toward the trail or crossing. I house my cameras in thick steel camo boxes that are internally lag bolted to the trunks of trees and locked closed. The boxes protect the cameras from damage by wildlife or cattle and cannot be removed by theives.
Opening a trail camera that has been left out in the woods for several weeks or even months is always a thrill. And when you get it all right, the results can be really cool.
I get my trail camera stuff from Trailcampro. This is a good outfit and they know their cameras. Whether you want a simple inexpensive camera to find out what’s getting into your attic, or a top of the line model for serious field work, they can set you up.
The cameras Used for the 2012-2013 photos on this site are Bushnell Trophy Cam HD 8mp trail cameras. These cameras can be set to take 8mp still images or 720p HD video. They are loaded with 32G SD cards and can run for many months on a single set of 8 AA batteries. They are housed inside indestructible 10 gauge steel Camlock boxes.
Here are some photos from a fishing trip with Captain John Spencer at his Posada del Colorado Lodge in Arroyo City, TX, June 2012. A great place! Continue Reading
Crossed paths with this buck while hunting with my son last winter in Atascosa County. Beautiful deer at close range in the morning fog. We opted to watch him and take pictures.
By Casey R. Smartt
On a sultry June morning, I stepped aboard Captain John Spencer’s Hells Bay skiff and we pulled away from a sun-bleached dock on the Arroyo Colorado in deep South Texas. Continue Reading
Kayaks and saltwater flats are a great combination. Here are a few shots from a trip recently near Aransas Pass, TX with my longtime fishing buddy Jon Fisher from San Antonio.
Longnose gar sometimes leap impressively when hooked. Here is a short clip of a longnose catching some summer air at Canyon Lake.