I didn't know this thread was still alive! lol
I think thats a GREAT idea about taking the photos outside - I live in a shoebox so its out of the question at the moment (I don't fancy hauling all my whales to the park just yet, lol) but hopefully when I get a new flat I can take some photos of whales hiding amongst the creepers!
In terms of photography, I have actually tried a lot of things - including making a light tent - you wouldn't be able to tell from those photos, but I have actually studied photography. I used to find that I would post a whale and it would sell quite quickly,so I wasn't too fussed about the photos. Now, however, as they are sitting around a fair bit, I might think about improving them a lot more... when I have room to make up a lighting arrangement, I mean
Thanks so much for your comments though, I really appreciate it! Yay!