If you consider that last lot of photos "lousy" then I'd hate to see what you could do with studio lighting and a top-end camera. They are a lot better than I can get hand-held with my digital SLR.
I like the variation of textures that you weave into your greenery. (minus 1 Moosie for the "lousy" camera Noo... here's that last Moosie Well done and superb work.
Unanderra in oz