Thanks Prospero and Toriaj for your comments. Oh for sure that first pic is oversharpened. aasagh. I took a pic from my gallery and resized it for here and obviously did an auto sharp on it. Terrible
Here are a couple more from the desert in Springtime. The last one was on the Arizona Parks Flower website.
Canon 30D, Canon 17-55mm 2.8 IS, Canon 50mm 1.8, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5-5.6, Canon 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS, Canon 70-300mm 4-5.6 IS, Kenko Tele-plus converter 1.4. Polariziing filters on all but one lens, Canon 430X Flash. Numerous other filters.