Bombus rufocinctus, M, back, Park Co., Wyoming

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Detailed Description

Bombus rufocinctus - A northern and western bumble bee, notable for the great variety in patterns of light and dark hairs (and sometimes red ones) on the abdomen that has confused many a biologist. This is a male from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, collected as part of climate change project in the early part of this decade. Photograph by Wayne Boo. 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: 4675 x 3539

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