Thanks. I've been working on my photography. It's been harder since I broke the autofocus on the camera. Also, I'm OK with close-up bugs, but on people picture and landscapes I tend to forget to compose the background. So I end up with TV antennas coming out of people's heads and such. Bugs are just the right amount of a challenge for me. I like the hunt and the sense of discovery.
As for your photography, don't sell yourself short. I've really been enjoying your pictures. They give me a feel for what it's like where you are.