Chelostoma rapunculi, m, back 1, ny, warren

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Detailed Description

A series of pictures of a male and female species that loves Bellflowers (Campanula). Meaning that the female of this species provisions its nest (note: males never help in all Hymenoptera) with the pollen of this plant. The interesting thing here is that this species originates in Europe and that it only became established after the widespread invasive creeping bellflower came into the continent. This bee species has now been found in New England, Ontario, and New York....and expected to spread. 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: 4078 x 3152

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