Bombus vagans, M, Face, NY, Franklin

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Detailed Description

Bombus vagans, a male from the Adirondacks of New York. How lovely to look at this northernish Bumblebee species. Check out the mustache...characteristic of the males, females have no mustache, just clear integument. I just like looking at this particular specimen. 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: 5106 x 3521

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