Of course one of the secrets to getting a good image in macro photography is getting the lens (or crops) where you want them to make the viewer look in the right place - and it's also important to have a background that doesn't ruin the image but hopefully enhances it.
So in the short 7 image series, I have tried to show what I mean. (just to add, I handheld the camera and swapped the background between shots).
The first photo is the dandelion clock taken (in the studio if you will, i.e. it's in the kitchen) placed close to a nondescript background, in this instance, the tiled