One of the best tips for macro photography is to get on the same plane as the subject. What I mean is – try not to shoot from above or below the subject. This makes for some interesting angles for the handheld shooter, I’m sure some of them are bonafide yoga poses 😀
The other tip is to use Manual or Aperture mode on your camera. When in Auto, the camera generally tries to get everything in focus so it opens the aperture up wide (which decreases the amount of the image that’s in focus – great for that beautiful blurred background, but can interfere with macro shots) or it slows the shutter speed down (which emphasizes the effects of any camera shake or breezes).
This is a simple flower, but gorgeous in its simplicity.
Shot at Wilson Botanic Park with my Olympus OMD EM5 with my 60mm (120mm equivalent) macro lens.