I always have such high hopes for the images we capture in denser swamps and gardens. Rarely are the photographs anywhere near what I thought they would be.
Of course that doesn’t stop me from trying. I do try different lens, lighting, metering method, etc.
I’m not good at keeping track of what I do either. Flipping dials and buttons at random, convinced I finally got it is a bad method apparently.
Now I’ll add to the confusion and use Lightroom and NIK to soften the harsh backgrounds.