More slr macro photography tips in this post :). Just a few non technical tips on ways to stabilize yourself when shooting macro photography. Very simple tips but these will improve your odds of getting sharper macro images! Check these out and make them work for you the next time you go for macro.
Photo courtesy of Leong Sherney. Me in action. I used a pvc tube as my monopod. You can use a monopod too. It greatly reduces the up-down movement and significantly improves your odds of getting sharper shots.
Photo courtesy of Anthony Ng. Holding a leaf with the subject on it - a spider. I often shoot this way, as mentioned in this other thread - Macro Technqiue shooting Bee fly on hand one handed
Photo courtesy of Sam Cheong. Forgot what I was shooting. Weaver ants or fly. The setup was Canon 40D, Canon MPE65 1X-5X Macro Lens and Canon MT24EX Twin Flash with DIY Concave Diffuser. Notice i had my left hand on the branch to stabilize myself? I find ways to stabilize myself whenever I can. I also try to look if there are any weaver ants too though before leaning! :D
Photo courtesy of Leong Sherney. I get down on my knees a lot. Another way of stabilizing yourself.
Photo courtesy of Leong Sherney - a pair of mating ant-mimic crab spiders running on my arm...hmm...think i need some moisturizer.
Photo courtesy of Anthony Ng. A male ant-mimic jumping spider on my finger :D