Common Sweat Bee (Two Photographs)
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When taking photographs of insects I am limited by what I can see and able to photograph. My curiosity about insects leads me to try my hand at almost everything I see. Often insects are in positions that can be boring and photos tend toward the scientific and not the dramatic. I never interfere with the insect, which does not make things easier but satisfies my own ethics. Most insects can flee, fly away or hide and along the way I have seen all of this. It is worth noting that many bees and other winged insects do not always perceive humans as a threat. When asked if I worry about being stung or bitten, my answer is that my subjects seldom bother me, though mosquitoes may feast on me while I take my photographs. In the case of this Sweat Bee it had a plan and I was not interfering with it. My effort went into getting the best perspective.