Colletes phaceliae, f, face, Pennington Co, SD

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Ah, Badllands National Parks. One of my favorite places. So very quiet with lots of bees tucked into subtle places. In some places .... huge densities. Here is the common Colletes phaceliae. Lovely in its slightly heart shaped face. Photo by Hannah Sutton. 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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