Bombus citrinus, f, back, Talbot Co, MD

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Detailed Description

Not all bumblebees gather pollen. Some, like this Bombus citrinus, take over the nests of other bumblebee species and use their workers to provision the nests of their young. This is the most common Eastern species of parasitic bumblebee, and it is actually often difficult to find these days, Something we are watching to see if there might be issues with the species decline. This one was collected in Talbot County Maryland at the BioBlitz at Pickering Creek, run by the Audubon Society. Photographs by Ashleigh Jacobs. 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.


Image Dimensions: 3632 x 3696

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