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Some bees are more difficult than others to shoot; a lot depends on the flower and how long they remain in one place and whether the bee vibrates to get the pollen. I took several shots of bees against this background over two days. The color contrast is an obvious plus but the bee and the flower reflect light differently, sometimes complicating the exposure. If the subject is well-lit and in focus then the background can become tricky. I had to discard several shots because the out of focus background was messy (blown out, or too bright). The bees did not react to my flash. It was needed to stop action and light the bee which otherwise would be too dark. The large number of photographs taken also reflected my trying to anticipate when I could catch the face of the bee. Such is the nature of close-up photography on the best of days.