Thanks for your compliments guys. I got lucky but there's a lot of perseverance in all of it. Limit yourself to one area, maybe 1 or 2 square yards/meters for bees, wasps and such. Someone once told me you have to know where to look.
For other insects, don't limit yourself to the leaf-top of the flower. Learn to focus on the stem, branch or underneath the leaves. Truly, they are there. Remember some will take on the colour of the environment to protect themselves.
what "other equipment" ???
and ME along with my film lenses including the infamous 50mm, reversal ring and other misc which I can't always remember and mono and heavy-duty tripod.