I opened my new Nikon D5000 yesterday and took my first photographs. My grandfather is a photographer and has "passed the mantle" on to me to be the next family photographer. He supplied me with my D5000 and two Nikkor lenses. Here is one of the pics I took yesterday. Please let me know what you think and what I can do to take better pics. Here is all the info about the pic (kind of lengthy, but you'll find everything you're looking for) File Info 1 File: Magnolia Bee4.JPG Date Created: 5/10/2010 11:33:54 AM Date Modified: 5/10/2010 11:40:23 AM File Size: 2.34 MB Image Size: L (4288 x 2848) File Info 2 Date Shot: 5/10/2010 11:33:54.50 World Time: UTC-6, DST:ON Image Quality: Jpeg Normal (8-bit) Artist: Copyright: Image Comment: Camera Info Device: Nikon D5000 Lens: VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6G Focal Length: 190mm Focus Mode: AF-A AF-Area Mode: Auto VR: ON AF Fine Tune: Exposure Aperture: F/10 Shutter Speed: 1/200s Scene Mode: Auto Exposure Comp.: 0EV Exposure Tuning: Metering: Matrix ISO Sensitivity: Auto (ISO 200) Flash Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain Flash Mode: Built-in, i-TTL-BL Flash Exposure Comp.: 0EV Colored Gel Filter: Image Settings White Balance: Auto, 0, 0 Color Space: sRGB High ISO NR: OFF Long Exposure NR: OFF Active D-Lighting: Auto Image Authentication: Vignette Control: Auto Distortion Control: OFF Picture Control Picture Control: [SD] STANDARD Base: Quick Adjust: - Sharpening: Auto Contrast: Active D-Lighting Brightness: Active D-Lighting Saturation: Auto Hue: 0 Filter Effects: Toning: GPS Latitude: Longitude: Altitude: Altitude Reference: Heading: UTC: Map Datum: Here is my website with the pic: for some reason I am not able to attach an image... Brent's Pictures: Magnolia Tree Refuge Thanks!