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    Apparently he plays around with the photos to try to figure it out, then deletes. I'll try to get him to keep one. If so, what do I do then? I don't belong to any social networking so don't know how to post online pics.

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    You can attach a photo from your computer to your post. After you're done writing your post, move to the next line. Click on the third icon from the right, which is "Insert Image" It will give you the option of uploading an image from your computer.
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    Thanks...looks easy enough. I'll try to get a photo from him

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    Before uploading the image you may want to create a 100% crop version of it. This link shows how that it done -

    100% Crop Photo Gallery by Bill Huber at pbase.com

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    This is my first time. so hope it works. The photos are marked "auto" and "priority"

    edited: the photos aren't here...what have I done wrong?
    edited again: OK, that's one, now for the other...
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    Mostly exposure error. The Auto is over exposed at least a full stop. And in Auto mode (on Canon) you have zero control over exposure. Definitely need to move to one of the Creative modes for that shot. Even the Priority shot is over exposed 1/3 stop or so. A polarizing filter might cut the haze a little (both modes).

    For shots this difficult the Creative zone also lets you adjust sharpening in the PictureStyles. These telephoto situations are always more of a challenge. A telephoto shot will never have the "crisp" look of a close shot (unless you spend a fortune on fast glass and heavy tripods).

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    The "priority photo" is much sharper than the "auto" photo and the colors are much stronger. There are several factors that may account for this.
    First, the "auto" photo appears to have focused on the wires rather than the background.
    Second, the "auto" photo was taken at a slower shutter speed, 1/250 sec. vs. 1/500 sec.
    Third, the "auto" photo was shot at a higher ISO, 400 vs. 200.

    The auto photo was shot at a narrower aperture as well, F/14 vs. F/8, but I don't think that factor alone accounts for the significant difference in photo quality.
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    Thanks very much. The information is welcome and helpful. Obviously I'm better off with priority.

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    This difference in exposure is so great that a Priority mode alone cannot explain it. Either some EV compensation was applied in the Priority mode (Auto does not allow for this), and/or the metering was done differently in the Priority mode (Auto always uses the Evaluative metering mode). Or the zoom was a lot different from one shot to the other?

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    Those 2 shots were done on a fixed 50 mm lens, one right after the other, with no changes between. I have been wondering if there's something wrong in-camera (I hope not)

 

 
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