Those pictures aren't crappy, they just need a tad more light! Regardless, they're really good looking fish and I will admit that I am quite jealous of you right now. I'm so tempted to just get crowntails... But they do terribly in the water we have here. It's really hard and causes the delicate fins to wither and fray.
I'm glad I looked at your album though... You have some great looking fish! I'm down to 1 betta right now, with a brother and sister (avatar picture) coming tomorrow. I don't think the extra tank space will fare well for my new found Orchid addiction.