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Old Monday 12th July 2010, 20:58   #2
Chalky W
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I'm not a camera expert Damian but a dark subject against a light background is always going to be difficult. I think I'm right in saying that the meter will read the larger lighter background and will make the image darker because of the dominant lightness. So dialling in positive exposure compensation would lighten the dark subject. Spot metering off the bird would do the same thing I guess.

A more technical explanation will follow I'm sure.
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