While I was out shooting birds in the afternoon sun, I heard some geese squawking and I knew they were about to take flight. So I turned and saw that they were in the heavy shadows that had fell over the cove I was in. So with no time to make adjustments I took the shots anyways. They came out dark, so I adjusted them the best I could. This is with Camera Raw adjustments no plug-ins. In the photography world I messed up, but sometimes when the action is upon you, if you want the shot you just got to take what you can get. One day maybe I will have another camera with settings set for the shadows.