I bought my D3100 to learn SLR photography and take pictures of my conifer collection. After a lot of poor shots initially I finally produced a few more reasonable ones and am now much more confident to work for better shots. Maybe people could tell me their experienced impression of my gallery pictures. Maximum onboard sharpness setting and just cropped in Picasa. At the moment to aim is to get the needles and buds in focus (what I call bud sharp) rather than designed background blurring.