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7th June 2011, 03:30 AM
7th June 2011, 04:27 AM
I believe you are shooting in AUTO mode?
7th June 2011, 04:28 AM
yes i did shoot them in auto.the first one was manual though
7th June 2011, 05:16 AM
check your focus sparsh, do not trust in AUTO focus mode.
7th June 2011, 07:07 PM
Swans, and other white birds, are always a nightmare to correctly expose, Sparsh.
Unless I am able to correctly spot meter from them I prefer to use some negative exposure compensation. Evaluative metering, I find, always produces a bit of over exposure in cases like this.
Unfortunately, this often produces very dark shadows, and you are approaching that senario here. That is a very difficult scene to correctly meter. Shooting Raw and doing a little 'clever' editing is probably the best option.
What were your camera settings? Your depth of focus seems a little shallow.
I would do a little bit of selective sharpening on the first photo to just give it a little bit of extra pop but not afftecting the background.