That is exactly what I was looking for, but it looks like I might be better off making it myself from PVC.
I am interested in upgrading to buckeye or maybe reconyx cameras, so I'd like to up my security. But, I haven't really enjoyed dealing with tree straps and I'd prefer not to drill into trees. Freestanding just seems really convenient, I can set up better on a lot of trails and easily hide in bushes.
Yep, get yourself a thorn-proof suit and hide the cam in the bushes "where a rabbit couldn't go." (Trivia alert: What song is that from?
Straps and bungees can be tough to work with, but some are easier than others. (I really like the "cam" buckles on the straps from Custom1. Easy to tighten with one hand, while you hold the camera in place with the other hand.)
Getting the cam pointed in the right direction and
firmly secured can be a real trick, especially when it's in a security case. A "bark biter" angle bracket will allow adjustment up or down, without having to screw anything into the tree. The bracket and the cam/case have to be firmly attached, and then one (or both) need to be cable-locked and/or chained to the tree.
It can get to be a lot of work, and more "accoutrements" can make everything harder to hide.
Plus, I can set up whatever crazy 3D camo I want on the tubes at home. Maybe even real bark.
Uh oh. I'm getting ideas for a new business venture.
The flashlight glare seems like the major concern. That camo tape idea is interesting, but it did lose quite a bit of IR effectiveness, and a cursory check of one of my black flash bushnells suggests they don't actually shine all that bad. Probably not bad enough to be noticeable in a hole in a "stump".
True, and the Reconyx HyperFire cams have that "random shape" over the flash array (I guess that would be called a bezel), with the camo colors blended into the plastic shapes.
If you did partially cover it with something to reduce reflections, and thereby reduced the output, you could always add a flash booster/extender. That might be one more thing intruders could notice, though.
Shape, Shine, Shadow, Silhouette, Spacing, Surface, Sudden movement, Sound, etc.
"Sound? From your camera?"
"No, the only sound is the yelping of the thieves when they try to get into the briar patch and steal the cam."