Thanks for the kind words........as for the fishing, I long ago lost the need to catch a fish everytime out. These days, just being out on the water and enjoying the beauty of the world we live in are just fine with me.....probably why I don't catch a lot of fish.
Greg, having tried a few times now to shoot birds in flight I realize just how frustrating it is. But it's fun to try and with each time out, I'm trying different settings and having a great time learning what my camera can do.
I think the single point I've learned out of all of this is to forget the knocks on high ISO limitations of theOly cameras that we've all read about. If you hadn't posted your shots using your particular settings and higher ISO values, I don't think I would have ever gone above 200.