Dicentra cucullaria, Dutchman's breeches inside the corolla

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Dutchman's Breeches. Just another wild variant in the dance of plant with bee. Wouldn't you like to see an evolutionary time lapse of the development of this flower as it couples in just the right way with bumblebees; one rewarded with an exchange of gametes and the other with food for it young, whilst leaving the other pollinators to lean against the gym wall. Flowers and pictures by Helen Lowe Metzman. 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: 3780 x 3840

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