Impatiens capensis 2, Jewelweed, Howard County, MD, Helen Lowe Metzman

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Detailed Description

Impatiens capensis, Common or spotted Jewelweed. A lover of wet spots, its vegetation is viscous, wet, and used as a wash when you may have been contacted by Poison Ivy. The flowers are total bumble bee bait ...just the right size and the spur at the back end is full of nectar. The orange color is also highly attractive to hummingbirds as a bonus. Flowers and pictures by Helen Lowe Metzman. Impatiens capensis. 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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