I had to bring out my Canon 350D and Sigma DG Macro, 105mm, 1:2.8
My first photo is of a couple of Tawny Frogmouths and was taken at ISO 200, f3.5, 1/200 with the lens set to full. It looks soft to me.
Below is a crop of the image.
In the photo below one side of the image is in focus but not the other. Maybe it’s just the effect of a narrow depth of field with the plants on the left-hand side being slightly behind or in front of the others.
f4.5, 1/320, ISO 400, focal length 105 mm (full)
Another photo shows similar effects, if I’d used a smaller aperture it would look less messy.
f5, 1/320, ISO 400, focal length 105mm (full)
Below is a shot taken at ISO 400, f9, 1/100 and full focus ie 105mm
The depth of field is better but I still want to crop it, to get in close, macros are my favourites. 🙂