I am completely new to photography, but I'd really like to learn and make a hobby out of it. I've been lurking these forums since spring and it's a great resource. I was playing around with my Nikon D40 and taking some shots of our Christmas tree a couple weeks ago and the only one that seemed decent to me was this one. I know it's not perfect, but I figured I'd post it anyway to get some evaluations. I would like your opinions on what's positive or negative about it, what you would've done differently, and if you think it could be improved with post processing. Don't be afraid to be harsh if need be. I'm looking for honest evaluations and opinions as they are the only way I'll improve. EDIT: I meant to add that this isn't one of those really shiny bulbs. It is dull and not very reflective which is why I chose it. The more traditional shiny bulbs kept showing my own reflection.