Depth of field - which aperture?

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Nikon3500guy New Member • Posts: 23
Depth of field - which aperture?


I just bought a 300mm Tamron lens (70-300mm f / 4-5.6) for my Nikon D3500. Yesterday I was out photographing insects.
This insect is not sharp on the wings - only the head ...
I want the whole insect (see photo) to be sharp and focused on the largest magnification (300mm).
Which aperture(s) should I choose to have the depth of field corrected?
Attached photo is taken on aperture f9, 1/500 sec. and iso 1250.

f9, 1/500 sec. and iso 1250.

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Nikon Coolpix P5100 Nikon D3500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-P 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR +1 more
Nikon D3500 Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD
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