Neil Auty 08/02/2007 19:52Although the flower stamens are relatively clear, the overall darkness of the image put your camera shutter speed so slow that the bee itself caused movement. For this type of image, you need good bright light, and maybe zoom out a bit, allowing more light into the lens which will cause the shutter to operate quicker.
If you are relying on auto-focus, be sure to swith to the macro setting and pray the thing focuses on your prime subject. I have had many images where the background is in beautiful focus but the thing I wanted to capture was blurred.
Good luck in your next attempts.