Conanthalictus conanthi, m, back, Cochise Co., AZ

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Detailed Description

Tiny tiny bee of the deserts. Conanthalictus conanthi....a specialist of plants in the waterleaf family. I don't know much about the group, but they are restricted to the deserts of the Southwest U.S. and northern Mexico. Note how low on the face the antennae are. Collected by Don Harvey or Tim McMahon on one of their treks to Cochise County, Arizona. Picture by Sydney Price. 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: 3360 x 3242

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