Just a note, as I resurrect this old thread... My new dslr camera is coming today!! We purchased a Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera with a 2 lens bundle for a very good sale price, we just couldn't pass it up and the camera has good reviews. I can't wait for the UPS truck! I have a couple of Phals at the tail end of their bloom cycle - I've already taken a few pictures with my little point and shoot and will try some more with the new Nikon to compare. I was checking this thread out for the advice on what to do to get good pictures. We'll see how that goes!