Newsflash: Insects are small.  And they move.  For these reasons (and others such as shallow Depth of Field for close subjects) taking macro shots of insects is, usually, just plain hard work.  90% of the shots are not good enough to share, but occasionally I get some that are worthwhile.

I’ve added the EXIF settings to the pics to follow on from a discussion with Jeremy about macro shots and depth of field etc.

click the pics for full size.  In the full size pics you will see the pollen on the bee’s head and leg if you look closely (the web-quality pics don’t really do it justice so I have included a blow-up).