D2X is AWESOME. This is a teeny weeny crop of a little flower bud. Check out the resoultion and color at ISO 280. Handheld with 60mm micro. Jacked up ISO a bit to get more depth. No NR. One thing to note though--purple is PURPLE. Check out even the subtle gradations of purple due to the light. Sorry, just periodically rationalizing and justifying my really expensive "toy".