Thanks Warth Man. Generally I use auto WB and -0.7 EV, these setting I use all the time as standard for most of my shooting in our sun. Although there is much drama about WB, from my tests with the D7000 the auto selection produces the best result. If it gets it wrong I can open the jpeg in PSE 11 as a raw file and make adjustments as if it was shot in raw.
All the shots here are shot at 200 mm with the 18-200 lens, app mode f8/9 and 200 ISO. This setting will give me a speed of 1/1000 to around 1/1600. I did notice perhaps from unseen cloud the speed dropped on a few and I used ISO 400 on these.
I shoot single shot and 21 point focus area AF. With the above setting besides cropping and resizing I only mostly adjust levels if needed. From memory the first one is SOOC.
Although the 200 mm is not long enough, the IQ of the lens permits heavy cropping if needed and still get a good result.
Maybe I should attach my sets in my signature, all the exifs are intact.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 80 - 400G, Nikkor 18- 200 VR II, f3.5-5.6.