Critique Focus stacking attempt

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Thank you, Richard. I have a lot to learn. We nearly always have wind or at least a breeze here so focus stacking is only really feasible indoors.

I go out early morning when photographing native orchids, which in many cases only require a zephyr to make them move. Here, downunder, it is usually the calmest around sunrise and sunset. If there is a bit of a breeze, I use my hat as a shield, and being a dark leather it doesn't create a noticeable colour cast. However, it does help if you can control the camera remotely while shielding the subject from the breeze and/or sun, so you're not requiring to be in two places at once. I have seen one photographer in Tasmania using a light tent with the base removed to shield native orchids from the sun and breeze. Others use the cheap white umbrellas some use for studio lighting as a shield.
 
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I go out early morning when photographing native orchids, which in many cases only require a zephyr to make them move. Here, downunder, it is usually the calmest around sunrise and sunset. If there is a bit of a breeze, I use my hat as a shield, and being a dark leather it doesn't create a noticeable colour cast. However, it does help if you can control the camera remotely while shielding the subject from the breeze and/or sun, so you're not requiring to be in two places at once. I have seen one photographer in Tasmania using a light tent with the base removed to shield native orchids from the sun and breeze. Others use the cheap white umbrellas some use for studio lighting as a shield.
Thank you for all your great suggestions. In a few months I'll have to try them out when we have things growing again.
 
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It's a miserably cold, windy day here in Idaho. But, my African Violets are blooming which brings me joy. I haven't tried focus stacking for many months. I though I would give it a go today on my pretty blossoms. I had the width set to 8. I ended up using 9 of my 15 shots. I stacked them in photoshop. If any of you notice problems or have suggestions on how to improve, I would be happy to hear them. I have a lot to learn about this.

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Looks spiffy to me, Terri!
 
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