I use a Nikon D200 with an 18-70 AF-S Nikkor 1:3.5-4.5G ED Lens. I will be buying a 17-55 AF-S Nikkor 1:2.8G ED lens within a week or so. I think that, along with a higher ISO setting and faster shutter speed will allow me to get the shots I want.
PhotoMatt, those are wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing. I especially love that first one of Wishes with the castle. Wow!
Note, the large pics are loading a little slowly on my computer (with DSL). On some other picture threads, some people post smaller photos that link to the larger versions. Just something to think about. That way, the thread loads quickly and if anyone is interested in a bigger version, they can click to get it. I'm not aware of any MiceChat policy about picture sizes and if no one else minds the large versions posted directly, then pay no attention to me. Like I said, I think you have wonderful photos.