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The picture doesn't look very blurry to me, but you are right it is not the sharpest picture either. Have you tried turning down the noise reduction (if the camera offers that feature). Some cameras also let you adjust how much the picture is sharpened. On pictures of buildings you can increase the sharpening going on compared to what you would need on a ...
I think there are two options and they can be combined: Get plenty of light. This will allow shorter exposure to stop the motion and narrower aperture to increase the depth of field to keep the flower in focus. Macro flash, regular flash or passive reflectors can help here Prevent the motion by fixing the flower or by protecting the flower from the wind
Whatever your shutter/ISO/aperture settings (and your desire to blur the background helps here) anything you can do to steady the subject helps. An assistant holding the plant is almost always acceptable. They can also act as a windbreak (as can your kit bag close to the ground, a chair...). In some situations (e.g. your own garden) you may be able to ...
The only thing you need is a fast shutter-speed to freeze the motion. How fast depends on the breeze and magnification but 1/2000s or around that should be good. Magnification is how big the flower appears in the photo. If you are filling the frame with a flower, then movements will be far more perceptible than if your flower is in the corner at one tenth ...
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