Raccoons & other misc (Camera Trapping)

Fall has rolled around again and I keep thinking I should set my camera trap. So I did, I've been waiting on trigger to arrive and once it did, out the trap went. I left this one up for two weeks at the same log as this past winter.

The image above is of a raccoon crossing a log. Many of the raccoons were wading and feeding in the stream and would have to cross the log to be able to continue. A lot of images were created this one was my favorite.

Equipment Used & Technical Settings:

Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 18-55mm, ISO 800,  f/9, 1/125 of second. 2 Nikon SB-28 flash off camera fired by a wireless trigger.


I've decided to show you a lot of images that the trap captured. I'm still learning and developing my style so I'll show you the progress, the good stuff and the not so good stuff. I'm thinking of making a video blog of the process from start to finish, even if it takes months to complete.

 Pair of raccoons fishing up stream

Pair of raccoons fishing up stream

 Opossum crossing the log.

Opossum crossing the log.

 A small whitetail buck entered the frame and when the first image was taken he decided not to hang around. Oh so close!!

A small whitetail buck entered the frame and when the first image was taken he decided not to hang around. Oh so close!!

 Even squirrels use the natural bridge across the small stream

Even squirrels use the natural bridge across the small stream

 This raccoon came in way to close. I manually focus since a lot of the photos are taken at night, which is why he isn't in focus.

This raccoon came in way to close. I manually focus since a lot of the photos are taken at night, which is why he isn't in focus.

 Same raccoon as the first image, you can see where he touched the glass on the trap, leaving water on the mud on it.

Same raccoon as the first image, you can see where he touched the glass on the trap, leaving water on the mud on it.