I LOVE to take pictures, mainly of nature. And although I have a huge fear of bees, and don't really like bugs, I have this fascination with taking their picture..........LOL
The trick to insect photography (my opinion only) is first and foremost great lighting. If the sun is out great, if it's cloudy, you probably won't get a great shot. A powerful zoom is also needed and if your camera has a setting for closeup shots then that's even better. You should be at least 24" inches away to get a clear shot. Sometimes you can get closer and still get great focus but most of the time you'll have a blurry mess unless you get back far enough and then zoom in. A macro lens is very good to have. The best thing to do is just play around. It takes me many, many shots to get some really good ones. Sometimes I get lucky and get almost a whole role of good shots but it all depends on lighting, timing and of course the subject you're getting a picture of :o)
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