Thanks for the comments people.
this pic was taken with my Sony DSC-H5 on an auto setting about a year ago, So I don't have the setting info,
And yes the lighting could be alot better and regarding DOF there is lots of room for improvement .
Fortunately I was lucky enough to be given a shiny new Sony Alpha700 for xmas. But due to living in the Tropics and it being the "wet" season" I'm not getting many nights were the weather is good enough to try out my new Sony on Manual settings right now.
Can't wait for it to dry up a little
The reason I took the shot from this angle, was because he was up the tree above my head (umm... I'm only 5"2"tall ) and I had to use the zoom to get him, and I am way pass the age were I could have scaled the tree next to the one he was in, to get a better shot.