Deer pics

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by J.C., Aug 3, 2007.

  1. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Here's a couple of pics from my Wildview 4.0 that I bought last week. I'm a little disappointed in it so far. I didn't have an SD card when I put it out so it was only using internal memory on high resolution. I got 28 pics before the memory was full and only six were good. The other 22 were either completely blank or so whited out that you couldn't tell what was on them. All the bad pictures were taken during the day. Only the night pictures were good. I had the camera pointing north and it was in a shady area. I've bought a SD card for it and I'm going to put it out again tomorrow or Saturday. Any suggestions to help the white out problem would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. gmherps

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    JC, not bad my man!. Go to Ebay and look in the digi cam section for SD cards. I picked up 2 about 6 months ago for $12 for both shipped. (1 GB)
     

  3. lungcutter

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    I'm going to have to get me one of those cameras. How do you keep it from getting stolen? My brother in law had his stolen within a 12 hour period.
     
  4. J.C.

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    I don't do anything special to secure it, just strap it to a tree. I live on the property that I hunt, though, and I can see if someone trys to drive onto the property. That's not to say it won't be stolen, though. I had a chain-on stand and some climbing sticks turn up missing a few years back that I had hung close to the property line, but that's the only thing lost in 30 years of hunting there. The cameras do have molded in loops where you can attach them to the tree with a cable and padlock.
     
  5. scottg

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    I have been using the Wildview 2.0 for 2 years and have not had any problems so far. I have had the whiteout pictures a few times. I found that the glare on the lens is the culprit. Try to make sure the lens does not have any glare. I aim mine down some. About rib cage high and aimed down.
     
  6. J.C.

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    Thanks Scott. I have a little down angle on mine but it may not be enough. I've had it back out with an SD card since Friday and hopefully I'll get better pics this time. If not, I'll hang it higher and tilt it more.
     
  7. thehairlessone!

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    J.C.
    I dont think it is uncommon to get some of those whiteout pics. As long as you arent getting too many I wouldnt worry about it.

    I checked mine today. Out of 158 pics i had about 7 whiteouts and 3 or 4 that were white but you could still see it. That is a pretty low percentage.

    I was very happy with my pics as usual. Got some really good ones and 1 worker walking by.

    You might want to read this if you arent happy with your wildview though. The chasingame website did a comparison of the wildview 4.0 and the new moultrie D-40

    rick
     
  8. J.C.

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    Rick,
    Thanks for the info. I'm not regretting my decision to get the Wildview, I was just a little unhappy with my first batch of pics. Only 6 of the 28 pics I got were viewable. I made a few adjustments and I think my next batch will be better. What kind of battery life do you get? I've got mine set to take a pic every five minutes but I'm thinking I should set it for every one minute, just to get more pictures. How do you set yours?

    J.C.
     
  9. thehairlessone!

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    No problem at all. I am happy with mine but I wouldnt hesitate to buy something else if I thought it was better. I have tried several moutries and wasnt happy at all with them but the new ones sound better.

    I have been getting probly a month and a half on a set of batteries. I am wondering if the flash firing when it isnt needed is what causes the whiteouts.

    It seems like they are always at dawn or dusk from what I noticed

    rick
     
  10. J.C.

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    I believe all my whiteouts were during the day. I was wondering about the flash, too. I noticed before that my flash was set to go off with every pic. When I put it back out I made sure it was set to auto. I'm hoping that fixes the problem.
     
  11. thehairlessone!

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    that sounds like that could be part of it. I better check that myself

    rick