Problems with Macro Lenses

These are some random images that I have made as I experiment with using the Olympus 60mm macro lens handheld.  I am still learning what I can do with it.

While using it, I found that I have a problem holding a camera still.  I started noticing that I can’t hold it still enough and that when I use larger apertures that the image focus shifts from where I want it.  I guess that I am just now noticing this issue since it is magnified with the 60mm focal length when trying to make pictures up close at wide apertures with short depth of field (DoF).

I have started photographing in continuous tracking auto focus with the shutter in silent low multi image mode.  This seems to help increase the odds of getting the picture; but I’m not sure if it is enough.  Ideally macro photography should be done with a tripod but that doesn’t work for me since I am continuously on the move and rapidly shifting compositions.  It works fine photographing in small apertures and good light so that the DoF is greater when the shutter speed is fast enough, but I would like to be able to use the lens wide open with minimal DoF.