My first cantaloupe flower emerged this morning. I wanted to send it to my many thousands of Facebook followers who are waiting with bated breath for this very moment. This flower is perhaps 15mm in size. Shot with a Canon F/2.8 100mm macro at F/16. I wanted more depth of field, but this lens has its sweet spot at F/16. In one image, the petals were in focus, but the center not. In another image it was the opposite. So I selected the in-focus center, feathered it and adjusted the scale just a touch because I must have moved the tripod a little in the second shot. Then I layered it in on the other image. You might think that the fix is apparent. However, the center is in fact green. I selected around the boundary on purpose. How does it look?
Yes, that is the tail end of an aphid in the top left corner. Must find and crush!