thanks ! G - yes, I do use RAW, and shadow/highlight - but if the wing is very underexposed , then S/H feature gets it, but with a lot of grain in the shadow area which doesn't go out with noise reduction either..so I do sometimes use 0.3-0.7+; but actually maybe I didn't here..I'm surprised by my own exif :)I will go back to this place, but it's tough, we'll need a lot of NM sun to melt that ice there :)ice, a black neck and grey wings, yes, tough for me !
It makes a great thumbnail. Do you shoot RAW? If you do, or not, actually. I wouldn't overexpose, I would use the shadow/highlight thing. OK, that is a lot of assumptions, maybe you don't have the shadow/highlight thing. I do over expose skies, but snow here, well, it makes a great thumbnail, and as they said, good wing detail. ginger