Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/60, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (just above 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX. These are single, uncropped, frames taken hand held.
Technique: I injected 2:1 sugar syrup into a Lavender flower to give the critter a reason to let me get close. I shaded the subject so that the flash would be the primary light source (to help freeze motion) and set the shutter and ISO so that I could use natural light to expose for the background. In some of the frames you can see what looks like a "shadow" under the antenna. I was dangerously close to the natural light exposure for the critter, and managed to record some movement while the shutter was open. I thought my shutter speed / exposure might be a problem, so I set the flash to second curtain sync so that it would fire right before the shutter closed. The result is a sharp antenna even though the bee moved it. I really enjoy the challenge of shooting this way, but the "keeper rate" is low -too many variables, too many things that can go wrong.