… doesn’t mean it should be. Although the everything-in-focus shot below is impressive because everything is in focus, I think the image above is more powerful. By blurring the background elements, your attention is drawn to sharp areas of the photo- the flower itself. I still did it with Helicon Focus, just using a fewer number of source photos. Let me know if you agree in the comments section.
Technical Data: Canon Digital Rebel XTi; EF 50 mm f/1.8; Extension Tube EF12; Close-Up Lens 500D; f/3.5 at 1/20; ISO 100.