Insect photography can be fun and the rewards are rich color and amazing detail. It is my favorite type of photography but takes time to get great photos.
Sometimes I will use a tripod and aim the camera at a flower because having some kind of flower creates a nice composition. Other times I will use a flash with a diffuser to soften the light with a fast shutter exposure. Most of the time I will use my Canon 180 Macro lens but the Canon 100-400 ii is also amazing for insects because of the close focus it offers.