First Attempt at Macro
I have recently decided to up my photography game and actually try and make good compositions/take solid photographs for prints. I was much more casual before, now I am proactive in learning how to take better photos.
That being said, today I attempted Macro photography and this was one result I enjoyed the most. Unfortunately, I feel the focus was not so good and the quality as well, I had to crop a decent amount since my original shot was too far out (handheld).
Please be nice on critique. My interests are; nature, surfing, and landscape photography (I hunt and surf a lot so I figure I will have great chances for nice photos). Be sure to keep an eye out for me on the forums, I will hopefully become more active.
In regards to this photo:
I know the focus isn't the best and the quality as well (noise and speckles) I contribute that to the crop factor and the sharpening from post. What else should I look into to make this photo more captivating? Also, what tips may you have for macro photography from a tripod?