Thanks Troy and Humayan for advice and comments.
I was fairly pleased with these results for a small amount of time in garden and no PP,the first two are crops,the others-as they came out of camera,I will do some PP in CS 5 of some insects over spring.
Yes,Humayan-the 450D I like very much with the 12 mega pixels,I feel the 450d and 40D with its 10 mega pixels a sweet spot,for pixels.On a crop body camera.
Its such a shame these camera manufacturers never listen to the people that use these things a lot!-we want less noise!,not more pixels.
I am sure more pixels is sales gimick-like the term 'pop-up-flash',a salesperson uses these terms in their speil to get more sales.'pop-up-flash' sounds good to the person who may know very little about camera gear-so too XX mega pixels.
I recently bought another camera body,a 50D I could have afforded the 7D,but liked the fact the 50d had less pixels.And even that was more pixels than I wanted,I think 14 mega pixels should be enough.
Also the 450D is very light,I took all these pics hand held most with one hand,I think I would get tired sooner with 50D although I can see through the view finder better
Anyhow,thanks again for pointers.Troy when are you having another BIMBO meeting in Roma St?I can catch a bus to Roma St transit centre,a Saturday would be good!