Blue Grouse and Goshawk

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Female Blue Grouse
D2X 300/4 1/640s f/4 ISO 200 handheld
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Female Goshawk
D2X 500/4 1.4x 1/13s f/5.6 ISO 100 Remote release & mirror lockup
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Excellent! Question re MLU

Both these shots are excellent, Rory, and really pop off the screen. Same laborious workflow for the Goshawk?
My question is: How does MLU differ from Exposure Delay mode? I don't have any experience with MLU.
 
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Re: Excellent! Question re MLU

Steve S said:
Both these shots are excellent, Rory, and really pop off the screen. Same laborious workflow for the Goshawk?
My question is: How does MLU differ from Exposure Delay mode? I don't have any experience with MLU.
Hi Steve

I shot the Goshawk a little differently this time. I used my remote release and shot at low ISO and a 1/13s exposure - with much better results I think.

MLU is a two step process where the mirror is raised the first time you push the remote button. After the vibration dies down you push the button a second time actuating the shutter, which results in much less vibration. Shutter delay simply introduces a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the mirror flip / shutter opening. The delay gives you time to let go of the camera, eliminating hand held camera shake, but not mirror vibration.

Now that I know there is nothing wrong with my D2X I know any focus issues are technique - so I am working on the technique!
 
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Gale said:
They are trained right :>))
There is no fooling you, Gale :lol: For a small fee, room and board I would be happy to come to Florida and train all your birds :lol: :lol:
 
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Flew said:
Excellent shots Rory. You must have been sitting in the Grouse's lap.... 8)
Hi Frank

Yes, I was close. She was on one of our logging roads. As I approached I must have gotten close to her chicks, which I never did see. She attacked me and then led me off. I was fortunate to have ideal lighting - bright overcast skies.

Later the same day, I saw another grouse on a old road. While approaching her I nearly stepped on 7 chicks feeding on the road :!: They scattered before I could get a photo. They sure do blend in and are really cute.
 
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Hi Rory

All shots are beautifully done, thanks for the explanation on tecnique. Have to read up on that one. LOL...................

Keith
 
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Re: Hi Rory

Keith said:
All shots are beautifully done, thanks for the explanation on tecnique. Have to read up on that one. LOL...................

Keith
Hi Keith

There is just too much to know :)
 
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