Bombus terricola, m, back, Centre Co., PA

close up of image

Detailed Description

One of the species of bumble bees that have declined since the introduction of the pathogen Nosema bombi, but there are some suggestions that populations have managed to survive or increase a bit ,,,this one, captured by Laura Russo is at the southern edge of its range and a good sign for retention. Photograph by Greta Forbes. 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: 4672 x 3840

Date Taken: