Thanks for the words of encouragement!
As I become more familiar with this #$%@ camera, I will post more (and hopefully better) pics.
I have been interested in macro photography since high school. I have a manual-focus Minolta with an auto bellows, a ring light, a variety of macro lenses, you name it. Most of my subjects have been live insects and plants - now they will be fish.
I am currently shopping for a good digital camera and I'm willing to spend up to $2000. If anyone has any suggestions and/or warnings, I would greatly appreciate them since I am totally new to the world of auto-focus digital cameras.