Jumping is not a crime
It brings a lot of satisfaction I reckon, to photograph topics or subjects that remain rarely seen.
Maybe that is why I like to picture smaller mammals such as bats and mice. Unseen by most people, yet they occur in and around every house.
Pieter-Jan and I have been working on incorporating Infrared technology into mouse photography. The best of both worlds we think…
As such we tried to photograph jumping mice. The mouse must jump from one branch to another (convincing the mouse often takes a while!), thereby triggering the laser system, connected to a master flash which triggers all slave flashes.
The camera is operated in bulb mode.
Here are two images PJ and I made last weekend, showing a Wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus.
Fly my pretty
Jumping sequence “strobelighted”