Those are far better shots than I ever got with that c180.
Gene, maybe it has something to do with the FZ7 having a 52mm adapter so I don't need to use any step ring. Also the lower resolution of the FZ7 vs. the 30?? In any case I'm pretty happy with the 180 right now. Thinking about getting a 160 just to see if it's even sharper. Betty keeps inspiring me with here pics.