He's not a HM...probably a SD...he's pretty close to 180 degrees, but it comes a little short. It's more obvious if you see him flare in person. But I think he's something like a half-sun.
Lucy, all of the plants in the tank (except for the marimo balls) are silk or plastic. You can find those floating plants in the reptile section of Petsmart, they're supposed to be used to save bugs from drowning in water dishes and whatnot. My bettas really seem to like them though.
Learn to Fly, it's a Sony Cybershot...mine looks like this
. I really like it, it has an auto-adjust feature that (usually) switches to Macro right away when I take pictures of my fish.
Of course, I still have to take a ton of pictures to get a few clear ones!