So after all my previous problems I finally got my Canon 40D which I am super happy with. So far I have had a little go playing around taking some photos just locally, namely my back garden and nearby. Lens is an 18-55mm kit. I thought I would post the ones that I am somewhat happy with. See what criticisms people would come up with. I don’t know if here is where to post them (please feel free to move this thread or something if I am in the wrong place). Finally, I had some trouble uploading, in the end I used Flikr and copied the BB code across(after a quick Youtube tutorial), I don't know how other people do it and I would love advice there cause this was challenging/time consuming haha The first is one I sort of accidentally took but turned out okay. Just an interesting landscape at least I thought so. Didn’t really see the golfer post swing until after I took it. I realised how much more I liked this photo when seeing it on a bigger screen; is that normal? (Canon 40D, 34mm, f/4.5, 1/4000, ISO:400) Second and third ones are my go at bird photography hahaha. I did my best, when I get closer than this they seem to fly off very fast. (Canon 40D, 33mm, f/11, 1/250, ISO:400) (Canon 40D, 55mm, f/7.1, 1/125 ISO:100) This one I was happy with, another accident. Was trying to get the butterfly using the best light I could and when looking back through them I noticed some kind of wasp behind it. Made for a cool pic I thought. I wonder what it would have been like with a faster shutter speed, might have seen the wings then, ah well. Guess the light on the butterfly could have been better, but I like the blurred background and colours of the flower so I think its kind of what I wanted. (Canon 40D, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO:400) Last one was more of a silly one but I like my dog so (Canon 40D, 34mm, f/5.6, 1/15, ISO:400) Let me know what you think. And infact if this is the right thing to be doing (sharing these pics here for criticism)? I really want to travel to a city sometime and try to capture some urban photos, I am struggling to limit myself to one genre :/ haha ah well.