Bombus nevadensis, m, face, Pennington Co., SD

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Detailed Description

Big-eyed Male Bombus nevadensis from Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Lots of mixups in databases because its old subspecies. B. n. auricomus was raised to species status, but that memo has not gotten out to all the database people. Databases seem so simple, if only taxonomists wouldn't change the names all the time.! Photo by Anders Croft. 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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