Female tiger plus black and yellow phase leopard pass by the old cam
My squinting female tiger – 2nd shot with good flash coverage. Image has been cropped.!
It has taken this Canon 400D quite awhile to capture some good images of the big cats. I have had so many negative issues with this trail cam (sensor, broken glass, full of water, bad cam batteries, leaking case, poor radio triggers for the flash, etc.) and I thought it was jinxed. I then decided to go with hard-wired flashes and sensor and a new case to see if there would be any improvement. I knew that this road in the forest was a good spot as the tree lay-out was perfect for the setup and the cats were walking past out on their hunting forays. Also, found some tiger foot prints further down the road. This set was captured over a three-week period in June-July.
The Canon is still there with fresh batteries for the camera and flashes, and I look forward to visiting this cam at the end of July. Hopefully these cats will be walking this way….Enjoy…!
Due to low flash out-put, this image has been heavily manipulated to show her eyes were open on the 1st shot..!
Female tiger during the day meaning few people around this location. Note front paw…!
Same female: Note rear paw…!
A black-phase leopard…!
A yellow=phase leopard in daylight…!
Camera: Canon 400D.
Lens: Nikon 50mm ƒ1.4.
Flashes: 2 SB-28s and one SB-26 all set to manual mode.
Camera settings: ƒ8 at 1/125 – ISO 400