One of the best things you can do to improve your photographs, is to make sure you get your eye on the same level as your subject. This goes for almost everything, whether you are photographing a toddler, a flower, an ant or even some mushrooms!
Okay, so what are the downsides? You might have to end up getting down on your belly, down in the dirt with you subject – but honestly, the perspective it can bring is worth the effort, the discomfort and the dirt.
Here are a few examples:
Give it a try. Let me know what happened.