I don't think Frank realised you were at 1/6th sec handheld.
Any lower than that and you need a tripod (other support) or the camera shake will be very obvious.
In any case, by all accounts, the SLT A33 is pretty capable at iso1600.
I don't see any seriously distracting noise in your image.
I guess it is beaten into my head that 800 Iso and up is bad for me. I still would try to shoot as low of an Iso as the image will allow. Peter did make a good point which I did miss.
shoot the fire at a fast speed and you'll get some bizzare flame pics......kind of like water drops
My baby Aiden's little foot.
I dont know how good this one is since the lighting in the room is kinda harsh.