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Nikon D700 trail cam: The first set

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 posted by Bruce 9:53 AM

Elephant, banteng, civet and bat captured

Wild elephant; not sure why the cam tripped with the jumbo on the far side of the sensor??

Went into Huai Kha Khaeng to check my D700 trail cam a couple of days ago….the weather was horrible with a big storm brewing and rain had already started to fall. I had to get in and get out.

The young elephant headed for the cam; and it tripped again.

Instead of topping up the card, batteries and desiccant, I decided to pull the unit and two flashes that were not working. One Nikon SB28 flash was still OK and I left it.

A powerful trunk that tried to move the cam but could not budge it.

After downloading the card, I got a pleasant surprise that the D700 had performed quite well on its first stint. Elephant, banteng, a civet plus a bat had tripped the cam.

This elephant ripped most of the camouflage netting off the cam.

There were some strange false triggers but I guess with bats or birds that fly through, the unit will trip to an empty frame. I was elated to say the least.

A mature banteng bull.

I will go back in a week and will move the D700 about two-three feet closer as there is too much log in the frame and the composition is still not right.

This bull looks like he is blind in the right eye.

The elephants ripped most of the camouflage netting off the cam but it survived intact and was still as solid as the log meaning they could not budge it. The moss was OK.

A bat flying through.

Needless to say, I look forward to more sets from this cam. I will be adding another flash to the right side of the log to get rid of the shadow. It is just a matter of time before a tiger or leopard jumps this log.

A common palm civet posing on the log.

Unfortunately, the civet was just inside the focal plane and therefore not in focus. But they are so common here, I’m positive I will get this critter again…!  Enjoy.

The Nikon D7oo trail cam on a fallen tree.



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