December 22, 2011, 11:21:30 am
Thanks very much blendman, and thanks Remko for the tips on duplication.
I hadn't realized that lights in the (live) working model don't display shadows and that any renders created will look much darker once shadows are displayed, especially if lights are hidden in bushes, in which case they might not show up at all!
For the revised renders I used the F8 key (to display shadows) prior to rendering in order to get an accurate idea as to how the final renders would look.
I have attached a few updated (and improved) images below. These are 'hot off the press' with no post processing.