Just because you can make everything sharp, with lots of depth of field, doesn’t mean you have to.
I photographed this little Mexican jumping spider on the Fennessey Ranch on the Texas coast with a 180mm macro lens + a 2x teleconverter. That longer focal length naturally creates a narrow depth of field. Combined with a fairly wide open aperture, just the spider is sharp, and the rest of the image is abstract forms and colors.
Off camera flash adds a pop of light to bring out the irridescence of the spider and the the greens of the background.
Canon 1VHS. Fuji Velvia, Pushed one stop. 180mm macro + 2x. Probably at f/8. Flash, off camera.