A few things here...
the harsh sunlight that your shooting around is the first problem. Try the same shot in the early morning and in the early evening and compare the differences. Why are you shooting at ISO 200? Higher ISO settings makes the CCD more sensitive to light. There is clearly enough light to set the camera @ ISO 50. If the shot looks better in auto look at the exif setting to find out why.
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