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