I think this pictures is going to be my next painting. The honeybee is just a hair out of focus for the size it's currently being viewed, but it's otherwise a strong piece I think. The lighting is even, there's a clear focus in the middle, and there's a depth of field from the flowers in the background.
This image doesn't have much of that. The harsh lighting almost turns the bee into a silhouette, there is a depth of field but it's introducing contrasting elements (Yellow and Purple are Complementary Colors), and there's a lack of middle ground which farther separates the image.