Get closer to the subject!. I was 30m away fron the vixen. Not at all easy to get close, from an upstairs window, to actually get a view. As for exposure if I had increased it the white parts would clip.
I am not a great fan of ETTR, because I dislike the result on screen, which does not match the scene.These Canon cameras cannot really cope, so internal processes clip the shadows, so as to minimise the noise. This gives a contrasty image, but is really not a true depiction of the scene lighting.