just a side note. i've been using picasa (google's image hosting site) to upload my pictures. however, i've noticed a real reduction in color quality. this has been especially apparent in the kaki king, butterfly preserve and sea center pictures. it's not a huge deal. but if any of the three people who read this can suggest a better (free or really cheap) image hosting website, i'd be grateful. i don't want to use flickr because you have to agree to flickr basically being able to use your images without permission and i don't really want to agree to that. google (and facebook, and others) make you agree to similar terms, but i think it's more common on flickr since it's so widely used.