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Old Mar 12, 2013, 5:01 AM   #11
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Additional light will make stalking more difficult. So would a dog.

If you only have one light source, it might illuminate his face unevenly or provide too much contrast. A single light source would need to be from the same general direction as the the camera in order to capture a useable image. Multiple, overlapping, motion sensor activated lights will provide the light you need for capturing his image as well as potentially frightening him away.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 1:30 PM   #12
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There are Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras available, but the ones that work autonomously are very expensive, and even they don't work well in dim light.

You really need to get some light on the subject before you can do anything else.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 12:13 PM   #13
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You might consider a digital trail camera. I have one to record wildlife. it can be strapped to a tree, post, etc. Any motion will trigger it. The clarity of the photos are good.
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Some cameras can throw signals far you might be able to find a wireless that would be picked up with your computer instead...
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A WiFi Camera is an option, but they generally need to be plugged into an electrical outlet, which might be a problem. Also, the resolution is generally not very good, especially if you don't know the path the subject will take.

I like the Trail Camera idea, but again, the OP would need to know the path the subject will take. Perhaps placing one with a view of the subject's only viable path to his objective, would give good results.
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How about the old cheap way o f finding the trail /Path via a bag of flour.... ha on a nice dry night it would leave traces on a wet night still but more of a tacky issue...it would help find the path then lay a cord in the ground some two to three inches to where the camera could be hidden in the bushes low beaming up on a prop or up in a tree looking down.
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