I just got a PM over at the Fred Miranda Macro forum that I was mentioned in the October issue of Outdoor Photography (second paragraph in the online article
so I thought I'd post a few recent samples with the Canon MPE-65mm macro lens. I take all of my images hand held (I don't even own a tripod or focusing rail), I never crop, and I do not focus stack (all of my images are single frames). I use a technique that I call the Left Hand Brace Technique
(more macro tutorials available here
It's very common, on cool mornings, for bees to crawl onto my fingers to get warm. Shot at 5 times life size:
Sometimes I'll bait honeybees with honey, and one day I got bored...
I took this shot by injecting honey into a flower and then waiting for the honeybee to start feeding.
The key to shooting solitary bees is to go looking for them when the weather is cool, and the best time is in the morning.
This last shot is just to prove that I can shoot more than just bees