Trigger Testing

#12207E - Northern Flicker
Originally uploaded by Tuzen

It was a clear day so I dumped a hand-full of bird seed in front of the camera robot and set the Nikon on a tripod. This was the first test test of the contraption outside with the critters.

The outdoors are brighter than I had expected, so I see that my sensor math will need adjustment. An unforeseen bonus, however, is that all the images have the same registered background. That will make it easy to photoshop various critters together.

The laser was up near the flicker's head, but the junco was captured about 6" lower because he was moving.  I've read that to capture a bird in flight, I should aim the camera about 1-2 feet past the trigger.

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