Frank - I agree with your comments but unfortunately the pic was as seen. I'm new to photography and feel not capturing enough in the frame (therefore allowing me to crop) is one of the habits which I need to try and stop.
Hi guys, thanks for the welcome and the quick and very helpful hints.
Alan - will definitely give the shutter priority a try and yes it was hand held for the shot.
Steve, having read the link you attached it seems like the white balance could be the issue. I really like the mod you sent through, could i be a nuisance and ask how easy that is to do. I have PS CS5 extended.