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Non-responsive shutter

pittendrigh

Bozeman, US
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pittendrigh Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Sep 2011
Wed 26-Sep-12 02:22 AM | edited Wed 26-Sep-12 02:22 AM by pittendrigh

I spent today photographing shore birds at the edge of a lake. D7000 with F4.5 400mm VR ED lense.

I had AF-C focus mode with "release"
Initially I used CH shutter mode so the camera would shoot bursts of exposures.

A flock of 20 or more Dowitchers gradually wandered so close the camera didn't want to focus. But even when the birds were far enough out the camera wouldn't always shoot when I pressed the trigger. I missed many great shots of birds bathing 12 feet out, preening and shaking their fluffed feathers.

I switched to AF-S mode and set the camera to single exposure (S)
But the Camera was still reluctant to shoot. I found if I changed birds, so the focus was forced to re-adjust, the camera would usually shoot. I must have had some auto-focus combination of settings that did not make sense. What causes this reluctance to shoot, even when the camera seems to be focused?

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