At least with the point and shoot I have I find it difficult to get good macro shots. It's difficult to judge the focus and composition with the time lag on the view screen. And it's a struggle to get the camera to focus on what I want it to focus on. In bright sunlight it can be impossible to even see the image on the screen. The good thing about digital is bad shots don't cost any thing except storage space. Just take plenty of shots until you get something usable and dump the rest. Support with a tripod/monopod can help quite a bit but limits where you can put the camera. In time you'll learn what works and you'll get better shots.