Northern Flying Squirrel shows a number of images taken with the Panasonic DMC-FZ300 camera in the time lapse mode at night.
The camera was about 9 feet away from a platform of moss where I put some unsalted peanuts to attract flying squirrels.
The camera was set in manual focus to take a photo every 30 seconds at f4 at 1-800th of a second with the flash on.
In this mode it lasted for about 2 hours and 15 minutes with just the camera’s battery.
Each photo was 13.333 inches wide by 7.493 inches in height at 300 dpi.
The only alteration I did was to lighten them up in shadows and highlights and save them at about half their size for use in a video.
I started the camera at around midnight when the flying squirrels were mostly about. Of interest is one red squirrel showed up — see if you can find it.
I was not present when the camera was taking photos.
I was pleased at the quality of images taken with this fairly inexpensive camera (about $400 new) using just the camera’s built in flash. Which made set-up very easy.
Of interest is the JUICEBOX DSLR POWER battery JBDP-01 with a DC COUPLER FOR DMW-DCC8 can be attached to the camera which should allow it to run several hours in the time lapse mode. I have not tested this device yet.