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MLN1963
10-12-2011, 02:06 PM
I apologize for the quality of the pictures. They are night shots and when I resize them to make them forum friendly they lose clarity.

I saw this on a pic (by left leg of feeder) and thought maybe it was a snake. It is straight but has wavy stuff fluttering at the sides. Sort of like some sea creature.

http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4715&d=1318445739

8 days later I see it again but now I can see it is flying, not on the ground. It appears to spook the doe in the picture too.

http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4714&d=1318445737
http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4713&d=1318445735

What the heck is this? What am I out there in the night with? Creepy! Bat?

Double S
10-12-2011, 02:09 PM
It's just a bug. Wings captured fluttering as it flies.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-12-2011, 02:17 PM
I apologize for the quality of the pictures. They are night shots and when I resize them to make them forum friendly they lose clarity.

I saw this on a pic (by left leg of feeder) and thought maybe it was a snake. It is straight but has wavy stuff fluttering at the sides. Sort of like some sea creature.

http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4715&d=1318445739

8 days later I see it again but now I can see it is flying, not on the ground. It appears to spook the doe in the picture too.

http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4714&d=1318445737
http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4713&d=1318445735

What the heck is this? What am I out there in the night with? Creepy! Bat?It is just me MLN I missed when I shot at the buck!


Hutch

MLN1963
10-12-2011, 02:24 PM
I'm really thinking it is a bat. It looks like mouse ears on the top. I guess a bug could fly that straight but I think it is something moving faster. I also don't think a bug would trigger the camera like in the first photo?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-12-2011, 02:45 PM
What camera and what trigger speed do you have that will make a difference.



Hutch:cool:

MLN1963
10-12-2011, 03:26 PM
Bushnell Trophy Cam 5 MP IR is all I know. I was surprised that it took video at night!

Edit: It says 1 second trigger speed.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-12-2011, 04:04 PM
Nice cam, I have a slow shutter speed so it doesn't pick up stuff like that. I believe you have a faster speed and it will show things like that. But you go a nice camera.





Hutch:cool:

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-12-2011, 04:06 PM
Mark, 1 second trigger speed is why you see night moths that look that long.



Hutch:cool:

MLN1963
10-12-2011, 04:08 PM
This is the one I want but he doesn't show up often and is probably dead now. I think I will take a doe first to get some of the buck fever out of my system.

http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4194&d=1315170978

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-12-2011, 04:12 PM
If I were you I'd wear a bib for all the drooling you will do if that walked up in front of you.


Hutch:cool:

MLN1963
10-12-2011, 04:18 PM
Great idea on the bib, I'll add that to my back pack!

We have a lot of does and not many bucks so that is likely what we'll shoot most. Too bad I can't get out for about 10 days. Saw a boat load a tracks at the place where the UFO pic was taken. Not much action on the other side where the buck pic was taken.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-12-2011, 04:25 PM
Yeah we have see nothing but does. And we haven't gotten out but once. I was hoping for this weekend but that isn't happening. Going to look at a replacement vehicle. Whooopeeee!
I rather be hunting!



Hutch:cool:

elkslayer4x5
10-13-2011, 04:51 AM
Yeah we have see nothing but does. And we haven't gotten out but once. I was hoping for this weekend but that isn't happening. Going to look at a replacement vehicle. Whooopeeee!
I rather be hunting!



Hutch:cool:

Yeah, me too!

RLW
10-13-2011, 10:47 AM
I'm really thinking it is a bat...........
I was going with that thought as well, especially after seeing the last UFO pic

Buzz Lite Beer
10-15-2011, 07:33 AM
If you do a search for "rods" or "skyfish" not only will you find items to go fishing with, but also the phenomenon of unidentified flying objects.
I believe its a result of ccd sensor in digital image capture during the time the shutter is open and just its an insect in flight.

Ehunter
10-15-2011, 02:23 PM
MLN, one thing to remember is, the bucks and does usually use seperate trails, so not seeing as many tracks on one side is usually a good sign that it's a buck trail. Does will make an easily noticeable trail, while the buck trails are usually a few yards away, and far less obvious.
As far as the UFO, I saw this on a show once, and it was shown to be bugs flying. If it flew close enough to the doe to buzz in her ear, she probably would have spooked as well. It's all about the wing speed versus the shutter speed that makes the bugs look like they do on a camera.

MLN1963
10-15-2011, 06:21 PM
True EHunter. I don't think we'll see or take any bucks until we get out of the blinds but that is okay with me. I figure we can take a couple does for the freezer in the early season. Maybe a lovesick and horny buck will wander our way later on during the rut.

dragonsfire311
10-15-2011, 06:51 PM
Nice buck:cool:, I think its a bat