Hey Stephen, I really dig that second photo you posted!
Thanks! That was taken in my pitch-black bathroom. Lighting was from a parking garage a full block away -- about 150 yards. I showed her the screen, and she was amazed, because the photo has more detail than we could make out with our eyes. The metering worked well, too. It was shot at 1/25 at f/1.4, which I guess makes this the absolute minimum amount of light I could shoot the camera hand held.
As for the other photo, well there's been a real shortage of cat pictures from the new camera.