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Wind indicator in front of camera?
« on: January 13, 2021, 09:09:31 PM »
Anyone ever tried hanging a piece of flagging tape out in front of their camera to check wind direction when pics are taken? Iíve been tossing around the idea of doing some testing around my place to see if theyíll trigger my camera from the movement and at what distances (not sure if my cameras are infared activated or motion activated but theyíre all stealth camís). Iím thinking that it could be handy to know because as anyone who hunts in the mountains knows, just because the wind is steady out of the north in the valley, every knoll, ridge and draw alters the wind direction. The only downside I can see, besides accidentally getting 10,000 pics of a piece of flagging tape, is that a random piece of tape in the middle of the woods is gonna make a passerby start looking around. And we all know thereís a lot of scum bags out there.

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Re: Wind indicator in front of camera?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 09:25:07 PM »
Cool idea, just go with something much smaller like thread.  I think it will be pretty hard to judge direction when you only have a 2 D photo, but you might be able to get a decent idea.

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Re: Wind indicator in front of camera?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 09:32:26 PM »
Cool idea, just go with something much smaller like thread.  I think it will be pretty hard to judge direction when you only have a 2 D photo, but you might be able to get a decent idea.

Thatís a good idea. Just has to be something visible in a cam pic

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Re: Wind indicator in front of camera?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 06:53:53 AM »
 it might fill up your SD card quickly ?

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Re: Wind indicator in front of camera?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2021, 07:07:16 AM »
it might fill up your SD card quickly ?

 I was kinda thinking that might happen. Thatís why I was gonna do some testing around my house first. See what distance i would have to put it away from the camera to where it wouldnít set the camera off but you could still see it

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Re: Wind indicator in front of camera?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2021, 07:14:22 AM »
My stealth cams aren't super sensitive past 30-40'.

I would start at 50' and go from there. Line of site is going to be the toughest part to achieve. Getting both the triggering animal and wind indicator in the same pic.

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Re: Wind indicator in front of camera?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2021, 09:14:51 AM »
Cool idea, just go with something much smaller like thread.  I think it will be pretty hard to judge direction when you only have a 2 D photo, but you might be able to get a decent idea.

I like the idea but I'd have to agree that figuring out the exact angle would be a little tough. Having it higher or lower in the frame might help you determine the angle since it would be like looking up/down at it.

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Re: Wind indicator in front of camera?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2021, 02:04:35 PM »
Been doing it for years . Never had a issue with cams taking pics. Hang it out far enough where it doesnít trigger. Used thread on a light white feather too

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Re: Wind indicator in front of camera?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2021, 05:10:18 PM »
Will probably trigger your cam. If shadows, squirrels, wind blowing grass trigger it ribbon surely will unless it is placed way in the background so you can zoom in on it when looking at your deer pictures.

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Re: Wind indicator in front of camera?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2021, 10:24:22 AM »
Seems like a feasible upgrade, little weather station as part of the camera, direction, temp and wind speed

 


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