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BushCam Adventures attempts to share some of the amazing images, stories and insights that I've collected during my camera-trapping adventures.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

More Frustrations of a Camera-Trapper!

Notwithstanding the immense pleasure I get from my cameras, there are just days where frustration outweighs pleasure. Yesterday was one of them!
I've had a few cameras at an interesting site for some weeks and had been hoping for some great shots. I'd previously got some blurred images of a leopard (see 'A New Site') so I'd replaced the infrared Bushnells with Cuddebacks.
This is why I was frustrated:

A headless honey-badger (Mellivora capensis). These guys aren't particularly rare in these part but I've never got a good shot of one. They seldom stand still!

A headless Large-spotted Genet (Genetta tigrina). As above, could have been a nice pic.

But worst of all.........

A headless leopard! The camera was correctly positioned, the exposure was perfect .......just a few milliseconds too late!

Grrrrrrr........but I'll be back.


  1. Oh man!

    For all of it's faults, the Cuddeback usually has a lightning fast trigger (I put them out for similar purposes: to get a nice color shot of something). These critters must have been moving pretty quick.

    Still...it's always cool to know that you picked a good spot! Nothing you can do about camera short-comings....the real difficulty is finding a good camera location.

    You've definately got that here.

    The Genet is an absolutely beautiful critter!

  2. Definitely a great spot, but I can understand your frustration! Still, knowing you've got those animals about...amazing.

  3. Wow! That leopard would have been awesome. Still pretty good. But we have to take the good with the bad.