I'm continuing my experimentation with the manual settings, this time outside.
Here are the settings I used for this shot:
Shutter speed: 1/125 Aperture: F3.5 ISO: 200
I experimented with quite a few different settings on this particular shot. I wanted a small depth of field as it is a "macro" shot. So, I didn't zoom in so I could get to the lowest aperture on my lens and then played around with the other settings until it looked "right".