Eucera dubitata, f, ga,baker, side

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Detailed Description

Previously seen on this Flickr site was the male of Eucera dubitata, now here is the female. The genus is a spring one and as you can see from its longggg tongue it has the equipment to harvest nectar and pollen from long corolla-ed flowers. So much complexity, so much evolutionary comradeship between bees and flowers, florists should be so very thankful, come to think of it they should be funding some of this research (...making note to self). Collected by Sabrie Breland in the whispering long leaf pinelands of south Georgia. 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: 5001 x 2661

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