Insect, bird, bat in night-photos in Extended Survey season
by maricksu moderator
We would like to have information about the following.
But I am not sure how insects, birds, bats etc. differentiate in this cameratype at night?
Here a few to compare
by davidbygott moderator
Such images are known as 'rods' and originally attracted the interest of cryptozoologists and UFOlogists as possible alien life forms!! These cameras produce a fairly slow IR "flash" which is why we see a lot of motion blur at night. The flash may capture several wingbeats of a flying animal, giving a 'segmented' appearance. In general insects have faster and more regular wingbeats than bats, so an insect image would have more of these 'segments'. But I am not yet sure how to make the distinction.
Thank you David for all this interesting and helpful information! 😃