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This photo was taken in my backyard.
Found your pics via your thread asking for some feedback. Welcome to the site!
I've tried the Lumix and it's a nice camera isn't it. The zoom is nice particularly as a way of getting right in without crowding your subject. You've handled the depth of field nicely and you could get away with opening up the aperture even more to push the background even more out of focus.
If you try this kind of shot again, yous might experiment with different compositions so that the flower and the bee aren't in the middle of the picture. By having them in the centre and surrounded by a lot of background, the background becomes redundant rather than suggesting the context, so I'd try homing in a little more, and put the subject to one side or the other (in this shot I'd have placed them to the right so that the eye travels across the picture and into the flower just as the bee has done). Every element in a photo needs to pull its weight, even if it's a deliberately out of focus background.
Another reason for homing in is that you avoid the problem of "untidy" bits of greenery taking some of the attention - e.g. the stalks and bits of grass. It's not always possible to "tidy up" the background particularly when trying to catch wildlife like this, so a combination of a wider aperture and a closer look is a good move.
Hope that's helpful - looking forward to more
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