I think dumb luck is my best ally.
I have many locations stored up in my head, some with time of day required/ lighting desired sidenotes, but I never manage to follow up on them! At the moment with a new house just built (the garden isn't finished! and two young kids, I can't see this changing for awhile! So, I take what opportunities I can get to go and wander down the nearby beach and surrounds, usually in the middle of the day.. ohh well maybe I can chase Bees around the garden this weekend