Hey all. I just got my first SLR a few days ago and got to finally take some shots today. Still learning all the features. I got a Nikon D5000. Went to the dog park and took some pics. Few observations: Dogs are not a good subject for just testing different settings and seeing how they affect the picture. They move around way too much. Auto mode sucks balls. 15-55mm is really lacking in zoom. I want a 18-200 bad but its a good chunk of change... Don't have all the pics uploaded online anywhere so I'll post the ones I put up on facebook and have urls for. Maybe tomorrow I'll post the rest.