Succulent with Child

With temps at -8 F outside, I’m not too keen to walk in the woods. My local greenhouse was kind enough to let me hang out and make some images. I thought this succulent was a good subject with the flower shoot coming out.

Specific Feedback Requested

Any and all honest and constructive feedback is welcome. Please don’t hold back, I’m trying to improve.

Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
Lens: Fujifilm 16-80mm f4

ISO: 25600
Focal Length: 67.5 mm
Aperture: f/6.4
Shutter: 1/32000 s.

As you can see from the numbers above, I goofed a bit on this one. I thought I had my ISO on auto mode but it was actually in High mode. What do you think? Charming film grain look or complete disaster?

This was a 6 image focus stack in Helicon.

Here is a shot of the processing layers:


I like the idea, but it’s oddly soft and doesn’t have a lot of detail. Instead of the deliberate shot is it, it looks accidental. Understood why you’d want to hit an arboretum. Not sure there are any up where I live so I’m bit jealous.

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I like the subject, but feel there is a lot of competition between the two focal points. Not sure what to recommend other than to maybe favor one more than the other somehow.

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