Colletes distinctus, f, ga, baker, face

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Detailed Description

An uncommon southern bee, many in this group of bees species feed their babies pollen only from certain plants. It is unclear if that is that case for this species...something for a good southerner to take up instead of playing Angry Birds all the time. Yet another magic bee collected by Sabrie Breland, southern bee magnet. 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.

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Image Dimensions: 2765 x 3208

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