Well, I just made the step up from a P&S last week, and went with a D5000. Ive been able to get comfortable with the controls and everything this week, now its time to start workin on the quality of my photos. Here are 3 to start with, and get some input on so I can go out and take more. The third one isnt my favorite, but Id like tips on how to improve what I think is my lowest quality photo, so even it can be better. Also, I just realized that all three are along the same lines (large aperture), so Ill hafta work on changin that up. Thanks.