During our holiday in 2017 in Austria I discovered a female wasp spider sitting in her web and took the opportunity to take multiple macro photos during the day of the spider and it’s impressive egg sac.
Taking macro photos from a spider is not difficult if there is no wind on a sunny day. Spiders are everywhere and we normally disregard them (ok, except your wife/girlfriend …). Zooming in on a spider will reveal interesting details normally not seen.
Taking macro photos from a honey bee or a bumblebee is not that difficult under a bright sun allowing a fast shutter speed with a small aperture to create a large field of depth. These insects can be encountered everywhere, such as in the garden or nearby nurseries having a lot of flowers
Photographing butterflies from nearby with a macro lens can be difficult as they are seldom sitting quiet on a flower or piece of fruit. Best place is normally our garden on a hot sunny day, but we also encounter them during our hikes in the Netherlands or summer holidays in Austria, Italy and Switzerland.