The bottom image will print beautifully on Epson's Exhibition Fiber paper (ISO brightness rating = 111) at 16 x 24 inches (41 x 61 cm) or larger, using Epson's Ultra Chrome HDR ink set (eleven colors, including orange). Printed in this manner, the image will leap off the paper. If we lived closer, I would gladly print this image for you, no charge, just to see what it would look like.
HBB in Phoenix, Arizona Nikonian Team Member
Photography is a journey with no conceivable destination.
Thank you very much ! The first one was with a monopod as I had the 24 mm extension tube on. The last was handheld , I only had the 12mm tube on for that one. I find manual focus is what works for me on these types of shots .