What did I learn? Well, this really is the opposite of portrait photography, it's all about tripods and f/11, f/16 to get as much clarity as possible, not very mobile, not about wide apertures at all. I also learned how to zoom in while in Live Mode to get crisper manual focus.
The coolest set up by far was water dripping into a pan. This was just a plastic cup with a hole in the bottom suspended over a black plate with a swirly watercolor on the wall behind it. Tripod in front, remote shutter release. These are mostly at 1/125 sec at f/16.
Orchids with some water spray, this set up fired off two remote flashes. Remote flashes are still a mystery to me.