Thanks Stef, that means a lot coming from you.
I tried to focus on the stamens but my eyes aren't that good, and the adjustment in manual focus so slight, and the viewer so small, so I used the outer petals. Perhaps I need a macro lens, live view might help me too. This was one of the last of a sequence of 418 shots for a short time lapse video. They only flower for 2 days and are night bloomers, and haven't flowered for me for three years, so I am quite pleased with the 7 flowers I got this year. The background I don't like but it is where the tiny 12 volt light is. I put tissue paper over the light to diffuse it but the surface is funny. I shall try blurring it.
BTW the second 28 second time lapse video is below. It is hard to believe the loss in resolution from this to youtube. I resized all the images to 1200 pixels, paid $30 for Quicktime Pro, and there seems to be large scale pixelization there which gets another degree worse when uploaded to youtube. I would like to try it with another program but haven't found one that is free/trial yet.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EZKmTRAoa4