|Ron, Thanks so much for your this and your other comments. I have become a better judge of what qualifies as a good photo here. I am please that, despite being rather thick headed, I've learned some tips about photography. The camera I have,the Nikon P90. has some limitations that frustrate me. It is good that I am pushing the camera as hard as I can. Perhaps the most difficult problem I have is with focus. I don't like the auto focus and the manual focus is done with an up and down switch. An SLR camera with lens attachement offers a much more controlable focus. I'm sure I will upgrade when the time is right.
Your comments about color were also appreciated. I'll continue to echo your words in my future edits.
Thanks again for your kind and helpful encouragement.
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