Okay, now Ristin gets to sneak up to you while you're sleeping and take a macro photo of your nose. :)
That's some good photography! Is that simply freehand, as it were, or using a tripod? The latter helps immensely with video, of course, but good video mounts aren't cheap, as they need to be able to start and stop smoothly, maintaining even motion as the elevation or azimuth is changed. Had a semi-decent one, but left it on the light rail in San Diego. I've seen software around to attempt to compensate for high-zoom shaking, but I wasn't convinced by the demo clips. The stabilisation on the camera itself does work well, but it eats into the resolution.. ah well. Wish I'd used it more, though, looking at some of the clips I've got up.