Thanks to great help and advice from Iliah, a Minolta Color Meter II should be arriving at my house today, at least FedEx says it got to Seattle this AM. The reasoning behind this acquistion is twofold. The first, obviously, is to get the "most accurate" WB I can. The second is to help me learn to judge Color Temp better. When I am in a situation, such as a gym, I can simply walk to where the action will be, point the Color Meter toward where I will be and get my reading. But when, like tomorrow, I will be photographing birds that are 300 feet or so away, what would be the best way? In this case I don't think it will matter too much, as the Swans are on a lake so I don't have trees and foliage to change things. I would expect that tomorrow doing the reading from where I am should be quite accurate. But if I am shooting birds that are in trees 100 feet away, and I am out in the open, would it be best to walk under a tree to take a reading to simulate the environment as much as possible? I know darned good and well that trying to walk right up to my subject for a reading would work to get right color temp, but would most likely result in "no subject" . Any suggestions welcome, I am anxious to see how much difference this makes to my final output.