Isepeolus albopictus, m, back, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Detailed Description

A 100 year old specimen of a nest parasite of Colletes from Argentina. Those patterns on its abdomen are tiny, multibranched prone hairs. Nifty bee graphics. Picture by Samia Shell. 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: 5464 x 3449

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