I've been using my little Canon Powershot SX100 IS to photograph the little brown anole lizards that are everywhere around here. I'd mostly been just using the camera in the Program mode with macro. But after reading a lot here in the past few days, I set the camera on Manual and took some lizard pictures adjusting the settings myself. There are lots of baby brown anoles around the base of our palm tree, a very hard place to shoot because it's shady and dim. It's also been very overcast with occasional rain the past few days. But with the manual settings, I was actually able to get a few pictures I liked in spite of the location and weather. First, just to give an idea of the actual size of a baby anole, here is NON-manual sunny day shot. The little lizard is narrower than a blade of grass and the body (nose to start of tail) is an inch or less long. And here are a couple of baby anole photos I took in the past day or so with manual settings, in the shady area under the tree in cloudy weather. I cropped both but didn't do anything else to the pictures, so you could see what I managed by adjusting the settings. f2.8, 1/60 second, ISO 100 (today, just before a thunderstorm) f3.5, 1/125, ISO 80 (the other day, weather somewhat brighter--also, the baby lizard is posing on a white pebble) I'd appreciate any comments, suggestions, criticism! I want to learn and improve my photography skills and move up to a more complex camera.