Bombus ternarius, F, Back, MI, Alger County

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Detailed Description

A quick back shot of Bombus ternarius. In the east, it is the only bee with bright orange markings on its abdomen, the other bees may have some yellow or dark reddish but nothing so spectacular. A northern bee, something that occurs from Pennsylvania North but is yet to be recorded in West Virginia or Maryland. Photograph by Amber Reese, specimen from Michigan. 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: 4907 x 3655

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