Well I was outside yesterday so some weeding when I notice this bee on a dandelion, just sitting there for the longest while so I ran inside for my camera. First I use my telephoto lens thinking I could get a real nice closeup but the camera wouldn't focus for me so I switched to my kit lens, wide angle I guess that's what you'd call it and still the stupid thing wouldn't focus on real close shots. I tried taking the shot with and without flash, fill-flash, macro setting, portrait setting, this and that but nothing like some of the shots I see here. I guess I should download the pics from my camera so I can show them to you, so you can see what I got but I just thought that with my telephoto lens I could get a real nice clear closeup...like zoom right up on the eyes or something like that, ya know? Can you offer me some advice when taking closeup shots of insects, flowers, etc.? I still suck at do my own manual settings, haven't a bloody clue where to even begin there.