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Photo appears saturated green when set on manual setting

When shooting a hockey game yesterday I noticed when setting my custom WB photo was green, if set to an auto setting everything appeared normal, have looked through the menu setup and all appears normal. Color settings at zero etc. Where else can I look to be sure all settings are default? I have to have hit something - frustrating as I prefer using manual settings to auto
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The image you selected for Custom WB is probably inappropriate - it may be shot somewhere else with different lighting or not enough of the image is white/grey. To do a proper Custom WB, take a picture of a white or grey card in the same lighting conditions as your subject. Go to menu, select Custom WB and choose that image. Then set your WB mode to Custom (if it's not already).

When you move to another site to take other photos, you must change your Custom WB image to another 'current' one. As the sun progresses through the day, your Custom WB will need to change as well. Auto WB will, in most conditions, be able to deal with changing light if you prefer not to keep updating your Custom WB.

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