Please don't take any offence, but if I may offer some constructive criticism, I believe the shot would have been better without the flash, natural light is a very wonderful thing especially for macro photography, it softens the tones and doesn't leave a harsh glare like what you get from the leaf. Also, try getting a little bit closer, like only focus on only few leaves, making just one of them the main focus, because as the shot is, it's not technically a 'macro' shot.
But all in all it's still a very nice shot, I really like the designs of the leaves. The design itself would make for an awesome macro, you should try it out. Are those leaves from vines, btw?
disable the flash manually or find better light conditions.
Macro photography is close-up photography of usually very small subjects. The classical definition is that the image projected on the "film plane" (i.e., film or a digital sensor) is close to the same size as the subject [ [link] ]
so I am sorry, but you can photograph an elephant on a macro setting but that wont make it a macro photo, will it.
Try bringing the camera closer to the object you are trying to capture, with your canon 1000d you should be able to take pictures being 5cm away from the object on the macro setting.