I learned a lesson I already knew when I set up my tripod in Kate Frey’s garden to photograph pollinator plants.
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A tripod allows the photographer to make a careful composition with tack sharp focus. When photographing flower close-ups it allows you to click the shutter exactly when the flower is still, as the slightest breeze is sure to cause a focus problem.
So I was ready, tripod low in Kate’s garden, watching this Gaillardia when a honey bee flew in, oblivious to me, intent on its business.