Very nice and sharp shot. Nicely processed with that black b/g.
That droopy one at top left was the one that gave you the ouch ??
Thanks, Bobo, but this time I was smart enough that none of them gave me the ouch. Thanks for the nod about the background, though I hope it displays on your monitor as dark green on the sides and a just a tad lighter in the middle, not black.
The 180mm lens is about 25 years old, a prime f/2.8 made by Nikon. There was no focus stacking. I also had a polarizer on the lens, though in this particular case I would have been wiser to remove it; I could have made the same shot probably at about ISO 1600 instead of 6400.