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Camera trap

 

Building a camera trap was an idea I had been thinking about for many years, and one day in late 2012 I decided to turn my old DSLR into one. It was something I did mostly for fun, and the main idea behind this was just to see how much is happening in the woods when we're not there.

 

I was a bit hesitant at first because I didn't know how it would impact the life of the animals. It hardly makes any sound since I have insulated the trap, but there is the issue of the flash of course. But by using high ISO, I could dial the power of the flash down quite a bit. And after several years of trapping, it is clear to me that animals are hardly bothered by the trap. Animals have been standing in front of the camera for long periods of time, and a moose even lay down right in front of the camera after it had taken 50 pictures of her.

 

There was a hiatus in this project from 2013 to 2017 because camera trapping was illegal in Sweden, but a change in the law has been made, so I revived this project.

 

Pictures (Nikon D80)

 

Pictures (Nikon D700)

 

Camera trap build

 

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