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Re: Is this as good as I will get?

They look not bad. No. 3 I'd be happy with.
Although it does show the body of the butterfly is in focus and the focus goes off part way into the far wing.
Your problem seems to be depth of focus. Shooting at Macro levels gives a very tight depth of focus (a few millimetres) so you have to try for as small an aperture as possible. Then the speed goes to hell. So the ISO has to go up.
One tip I got from Laurie Campbell is to have the camera body parallel to the object you are trying to photograph. That way the depth of focus is as sm\ll as possible.
Keep trying. You'll get the hang of it.
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