Anthidium loti, M, Side, Greece, Aegean Islands, Lesvos, Mytilene

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Detailed Description

Anthidium loti: A characteristic summer species of the Greece, almost always found on the abundantly flowering Vitex agnus-castus. The males are swift flyers protecting their favorite bush of Vitex against intruders on warm summer days. Specimen collected by Jelle Devalez on Lesvos Island, Greece. Photography by Maggie Yuan. 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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