Once again I had the opportunity to photograph a crow on snow at a reasonable distance. For this shot I set the exposure compensation at +1.7 step.
I recently read an article which explained that most digital cameras will record detail in the brightest area of the image by spot metering on the bright area then compensating +2. In this case I was using evaluative metering which was also taking the crow & background into account. Without compensating the exposure this image would have exposed the snow gray with a black crow devoid of detail