At 10:14 PM 7/26/2004 -0400, Dennis wrote: >Wow!!! That's a great photo! My camera struggles when I take close-up >shots like that... Thanks for the compliment, Dennis. That photo was taken with a hand-held Cannon Digital Rebel under relatively low light conditions. The settings were manual rather than automatic. No special lenses were used - just the one which came with the camera. I've been very satisfied with what I can do with this camera. I think a bit of luck was involved, too! Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm blushing pinker than the naked ladies!