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Old 08-28-2008, 01:42 PM
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I thought I would give this "look down" approach a try. My test pictures look pretty good.

The camera is about nine feet above ground level. The box is treated plywood.The legs are ten-foot lengths of 1/2" conduit that slip into short sections of 3/4" conduit that are bolted to the box. There's a one-inch nylon spacer on the bottom bolt of the side legs to spread them (no spacer on the back leg).It's easy to lean the tripod over to put the camera in the box.



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Old 08-28-2008, 07:50 PM
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Man that is cool!

You put some work into that thing.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:56 PM
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Can't see the taest pics.
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:06 PM
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Here are the test pictures.

The first one is in daylight. That little lemon tree in the center of the picture is 30 ft. from the camera. The camera did not have enough downward tilt totrigger reliably and was looking too far away. I shortened the two front legs of the tripod by six inches before setting it up for a night picture. The second picture (night) triggered perfectly on my 40 pound dog.It seems to me the flash is more efficient in the look-down position than it is on a horizontal shot.



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Old 09-10-2008, 08:38 PM
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that's nifty, but in my woods the bears or thieves would have their way with that camera within 24 hours!! consequently,my cameras must be housed in a custom made solid steel box of my own design,attached with a heavy hardened chain/padlock!!!(drives the bears ape-crap!)
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:12 PM
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Give it a shot in the woods and we'll go from there.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:41 PM
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sweet
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