Dear all, really appreciate all the input. learning alot here. have not used a tripod before so will try and see the difference to convince me to carry the extra load. btw, this is my first post and CSnap is great !. many nice people here. also, lets not be too harsh on members sometimes being less precise in choice of terms... its meant to be fun and educational. i think Diavonex is quite gracious in accepting criticisms in good cheer and all he was doing is trying to help newbie here. so lets chill ;-)
just to point out something hope tt's not missed out...look out for wind...swaying flowers in and out of your dof will make your focus difficult...
RGB Metering & Focusing.
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Try to read up articles on "Depth-of-Field" or DOF. It is related to your lens settings - aperture value. The bigger aperture hole ( has small aperture value like f2.8 ) has shallow DOF whereas smaller aperture hole ( has bigger aperture value like f8.0 ) has wider DOF.
For your case, use smaller aperture to have wider DOF to get your objects within depth, thus both objects will look sharper.