A little depth of field can help highlight a subject in a photo. I had a little fun bunching a package of colored pencils together and attacking them from the best angle to make it interesting. Then I used a lower aperture (f/2.8) to help put the focus on one of the colored pencils.
Canon 60D | 100mm Macro Lens | 0.4 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 100 | RAW
My ultimate plan with the colored pencils involves my new 10-gallon aquarium and some alka seltzer, so stay tuned.