I like shooting close up to interesting insects and flowers. Put the two in the same shot and I am in heaven. The problem is that my favorite insects are equipped with stingers and they move around a lot. The first issue makes me nervous and the second makes them hard to get in focus.
Imagine my surprise when this big bee sat still and let me shoot several shots of him without flying off. Imagine my surprise when I finally realized that he wasn't moving at all. The poor bee was dead. He probably landed on the sage plant and gave up the ghost. On the upside, I was gale to really work the shot the way I wanted with all the time in the world on my hands and without the fear of making him mad. Good Bee.