This started out as a shot of a paper clip on my desk. The shot looked a little boring so I decided to add some paper to spice it up and got deliberate with the composition. I added the note in photoshop as an afterthought, but I like it. I think it works.
I love the colorful bokeh that comes from shooting macro and having a colorful background.
Lesson: Become a thinker when shooting. What's your subject? Have you simplified the image and cleaned up the extraneous things that might distract? Did you utilize the rule of thirds? If not, does it work anyway? Just a few of the many questions you can ask yourself when composing a shot.