Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: More on camo

  1. #1
    SD Regular johngryphon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    North Eastern Victoria Australia Mitta Mitta Sambar country.
    Posts
    3,417
    Deer Dog Available

    More on camo

    Not much but I just found these pics taken 2-3 years ago of an apprentice deerhunter one arvo. Its not the be all /end all by any means but it camo can really help in many situations.

    I knew where he was and eventually came back to him and took this photo of him sitting at his glassing point.The pic is demonstrative of the effectiveness especially from a deer point of view.



    And then took this one on full zoom with the old HS10

    "you nae be needing these no more"
    I said as I slipped the knife through the cord

    সাম্বার হরিণ



  2. #2
    He is still a dark blob at the foot of that tree though, I picked him out straight away and if a deer has walked past that tree every day of its life with no dark blob there and suddenly there is a dark blob there surely its going to think some thing is up?

  3. #3
    Not necessarily, I sat down against a wooden post and rail fence as my back was aching and two Muntjac stepped out to browse just inside 40 yards in front of me. If you're still and have the wind in your favour then you can get away with it.

  4. #4
    SD Regular johngryphon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    North Eastern Victoria Australia Mitta Mitta Sambar country.
    Posts
    3,417
    Deer Dog Available
    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
    He is still a dark blob at the foot of that tree though, I picked him out straight away and if a deer has walked past that tree every day of its life with no dark blob there and suddenly there is a dark blob there surely its going to think some thing is up?
    Nah not at all,our bush is full of dark blobs..it could be a dark wallaby blob for example,they blob around all over the joint.
    "you nae be needing these no more"
    I said as I slipped the knife through the cord

    সাম্বার হরিণ



  5. #5
    Yes but deer don't see as we do. It is much more complex than that. Deer see more, though not totally, in black and white. They have a much higher percentage of rods v cones in their retina. If you changed that to a black and white photo your apprentice would stick out like a sore thumb.
    Last edited by shbangsteve; 16-05-2014 at 10:45.

  6. #6
    after all that it doesn't realy matter.

    If the wind is in your favour and you keep still they wont see you even if you are not camo'd. Just keep your outline broken up.
    If the wind is against your favour the best camo set up in the world will do nothing!

  7. #7
    Regular Poster KBar1970's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Suffolk [North; where the pines and pigs are]
    Posts
    344
    'Yes but deer don't see as we do.'
    Which is why I wear Optifade

  8. #8
    SD Regular johngryphon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    North Eastern Victoria Australia Mitta Mitta Sambar country.
    Posts
    3,417
    Deer Dog Available
    Quote Originally Posted by shbangsteve View Post
    If you changed that to a black and white photo your apprentice would stick out like a sore thumb.

    ...the deer walked right past him.
    We see and photograph a lot of wild deer,we know what works.

    "you nae be needing these no more"
    I said as I slipped the knife through the cord

    সাম্বার হরিণ



  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
    if a deer has walked past that tree every day of its life
    So true, I am convinced that deer have a remarkable memory of the details of the landscape / habitat they live in. You can see the surprise in their faces when they see you - 'that was never there' and having them come back for a second look - 'what the f' is that on my territory'

    That's a seriously nice big tree Johng, what is it ?
    Last edited by Hayduke; 18-05-2014 at 07:54. Reason: Can't spell!

  10. #10
    SD Regular johngryphon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    North Eastern Victoria Australia Mitta Mitta Sambar country.
    Posts
    3,417
    Deer Dog Available
    Thats just what we would call an old "gum" tree and wouldn't consider it it big really as its growing in a bit of shiite patchy bush on a hungry bit of land.
    "you nae be needing these no more"
    I said as I slipped the knife through the cord

    সাম্বার হরিণ



Similar Threads

  1. Camo or not ?!
    By JabaliHunter in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-04-2012, 15:55
  2. Camo or not
    By nuttyspaniel in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-01-2012, 11:20
  3. For Sale New Camo Trousers
    By 325wsm in forum Clothing & Footwear
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-04-2011, 08:15
  4. camo
    By jacobking in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-03-2011, 10:32
  5. Good camo ; bad camo
    By richardM695 in forum Photos
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-03-2011, 16:51

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •