I wanted to express the beauty of your images, all of them. I have a technical question (beside youre camera specs.) do you zoom in and take the image from about 1ft to 1.5 ft away on closeup items (roots, etc.) because your depth of field is so enormous, I can take great closeups with my Olympus Macro Lens, but in doing so anything too close loses sharpness in depth.
I regain depth using the zoom feature (optical only, never a digital zoom user) and regain depth, but YOURS seems superb, not to mention you always have those wonderful yellow tones that you cannot get here in the East because the SUN is always going away from us during the day, we get more bluish tones, then the yellow, reds and oranges.
Just letting you know I'm jealous, your photos and blog are wonderful DVD!