Since the camera gets you and not the deer it must be the aim. Can you adjust the aim and try it again?
nah, it's a perfect set-up. the deer tracks are literally everywhere in front of it, walking back and forth. and a couple even walked right up to the camera. it's set to video, so it should have caught everything. I walked in the same paths as the deer did, and it picked me up every time I went by. and there's nothing blocking anything either, it's on a tree at the back edge of a cutblock, with nothing in front of it. and it doesn't get any direct sun either, as I positioned it for that. this isn't the first time the cam has done this. there's been other times when it's clear that deer have walked by, and the cam didn't trigger. yet captured me when I walk that same path.
so it's not the aim, it's not the sensitivity, it's not the flash, it's like it just doesn't sense a deer. it has captured deer before, but not often by any means. and I just moved it to this new spot, along with my recon too. they were both set up at a lower area, and there, they were set up about 100 yards from each other on the same trail. the recon has deer, coyote, birds, cattle, all regularly. and they are clearly continuing down the same direction and should have passed right by this cam also. but each time I checked the cam, nothing at all, except me walking by, or checking the cam.