Sorry for my spelling but English is not my home language, I have read your article, and want to point out some things for you ...
I don't use a cannon but I guess you can set your settings more or less the same as the other cameras. I assume you are new to photography so I will talk about a few things in general if you knew it already good
I would say you can buy a polariser filter, just make sure it fits your camera in short a cpl filter. It would make the sky and those kind of things more intense and bring out more colour, it will also help you with those very bright subjects and it will cancel out some of the shinyness which makes a better photo. You can also look at a nd filter. A neutral density filter is more or less the same price as the cpl and allows you to take pictures of brighter objects in sunny conditions, for example you will get a better picture and you can make your shutter speed lower while taking a waterfall... And another thing make sure you have a big enough memory card / enough film then take a few pictures of a subject from different angles and with different settings if possible.
Your camera might have a bracket mode which will take about 3 pictures with different exposures. You can afterwards delete the bad onces. Some professionals have said that the difference between a amateur photographer and a pro one is that the pro one through away more photos.
You can also look at your apeture size, your camera will have an apeture priority, where at 2.8 stops it will be the biggest opening and at 8.0 it will be the smallest or 10, 20 ... This is how much light you allow to enter your camera, more light may also cause over exposure so try and close it down a little.
You can also play by ajusting your shutter speed (on manual or shutter speed priority, and see what you get, it is hard for me to tell you use this settings for that day, you must experiment and see what works best when ... The best advise is practising !!! Your auto mode or simple mode will usually give you bad results in sharp light. You have many settings, play with them...
And try and keep your film speed (iso) below 200 if possible. By adding a tele-conveter lens you will also loose a few stops light, which will also make the exposure a bit less. and it is now harm to have a 600 mm lens for wildlife.
Please ask if there is more you want to know .