Personally, I like macros with some authentic background left, which is quite hard given the dof of macro shots.
Otherwise it doesn't look like wildlife, but like a studio shot...
I like both, especially if the background is interesting or even delivering some kind of "story". I my situation the hedge was simply too boring, so I was glad. And I was really glad, that my model was willing to let me get almost as close as the MFD of the 100L IS is
and the "best" quality macros are taken in a studio setting with frozen, sedated, bound or simply dead animals :-(
These techniques (already discussed in this forum, I know) are absolutely against my ethics I find it disgusting to freeze or even kill an insect for just a picture.
I want to take pictures from living animals in their "natural environment", even if it is in a zoo, as I can't afford to travel to Africa, etc.
These are from actual outdoors with a crop of the reflection, sometimes it couldn't prevent it being clipped:
My personal opinion is that in bright sunlight some clipping can occur and often can't be avoided.
Indeed, I really love these spotty little highlights on the insects wings coming from bright sunlight.
Looking at your pictures I would say that only the first one of the brown hawker (I suppose it is) is a little bit too much, but still acceptable for me.
The others are just fine in my eyes.
And the water drop with highlight on the eye of the green hawker (is it?) is just brilliant and razor sharp. Congrats.