I found it hard to get the flower stem in focus, but macro is possible, as proven in other results.
Canon EOS 500D ~ ISO 800 ~ 1/100 ~ F/5.6
Here's another macro shot, this one is slightly better, but I believe that if I used a tripod, different settings, and a different lens, I could have achieved better results, but these images are just to prove that it can provide macro images.
Canon EOS 500D ~ ISO 800 ~ 1/125 ~ F/9
Here is a general all round image, with no intended shallow depth of field
Canon EOS 500D ~ ISO 400 ~ 1/150 ~ F/14
All images are shot hand held with image stabalisation (IS Switch) turned on