Texas8point, which way is the camera facing? We photograph a lot of deer around feeders and get some great pictures. The following link shows some pictures we took with a Stealth Cam. http://www.nativeoutdoors.com/TGL2.html
For better light gathering, position the cameras in open areas (if possible) approx 15-25 feet from the desired target area facing North. Try not to obstruct the cameras 'view' (bushes, branches etc). A camera angled to far down decreases the flash effectiveness dramatically.
Light wash (too much light) is not uncommon during the mid-day hours on very sunny days.
I have a friend who loves to use deer feeders that will hold like 5- 40 pound bags of feed or corn, and wants help hauling them deep into the woods where he has amazingly located the perfect spot for this 30 pound battery operated tripod that will only be there for a couple of weeks each year. My suggestion to him was to build some kind of light weight gravity feeder that could be strapped to a tree or a fence post if permenant, and this is what we came up with. I am...