If you have ever been disappointed with an attempt to take a great close-up shot of a butterfly or flower, I have a suggestion that may help. This tip is especially helpful in eliminating shadows and enhancing the bright colors of your subject.
Begin by setting your camera on the Program mode. On my camera it is represented by the letter P. I then pop up the camera’s built-in flash and snap the picture.
The result is I eliminate any shadows that may be shrouding part or all of my subject. This also makes my subject seem to pop out from the background.
One thing to keep in mind is you need to be fairly close to your subject since most of these small flashes don’t effectively illuminate subjects more than six or so feet away.