Cicindelidae, U, face, Maryland, Anne Arundel County

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Detailed Description

Cicindela tranquebarica, a Tiger Beetle from one of the old sand mines that line the Patuxent River. Thankfully it is a sand mine that never was capped with clay and planted with invasive non-native plants...the standard operation in many parts of the country. Lisa Murray took the photographs. Thanks to Jonathan Mawdsley for the determination. 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: 5616 x 3744

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