Flashes on camera traps
I haven't noticed many night-shot photos in which the animals are reacting with anything more than bland curiosity to the camera traps, despite the flashing. Which is surprising to me -- even in the day shots, you can often see animals reacting to the wrrr of the camera, or looking up to inspect it. I would have guessed they'd react with much more alarm to the flash photography, but they don't seem to be doing so.
Is this simply because the night photos are only a single shot, and the animals don't have time to react to the bright flash before the photo takes? Or do they tend to be as unconcerned as they appear?
by davidbygott moderator
If there was a reaction, it would likely happen too late to be caught by the single flash. However, lightning is a familiar part of their world. Watching & photographing all these animals in the field, I haven't noticed obvious responses either to lightning or to camera flash.