Andrena chapmanae, f, face, Yosemite Nat Park

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More from Yosemite National Park. Hmmm, that color, so blue, reminds me of famously blue bees such as Ceratina and Osmia...but, in this case, we are looking at Andrena chapmanae...one of the raree Andrena that are a strong metallic blue. I have to say that the combination of this midnight blue and deeply dark brown is very attractive. I would buy a coat like that. Photographs by Anders Croft.The Yosemite specimens were collected for a project done by Lauren Ponisio - Study led by L. Ponisio examining the effect of fire diversity on bees (Ponisio et al. Global Change Biol. 2016). Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200 USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.

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