Megachile frugalis, female, side_20342063312

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There are many Megachile in the world here is one captured in western Maryland and photographed by Heagan Ahmed. Photoshopping by Elizabeth Gardia. For some reason the species seems to be showing up more and more in Eastern North American collections. ~~~~~~~~~~{{{{{{0}}}}}}~~~~~~~~~~ All photographs are public domain, feel free to download and use as you wish. 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 i Beauty is truth, truth beauty - that is all Ye know on earth and all ye need to know Ode on a Grecian Urn John Keats You can also follow us on Instagram account USGSBIML Want some Useful Links to the Techniques We Use? Well now here you go Citizen: Art Photo Book: Bees: An Up-Close Look at Pollinators Around the World "http://www.qbookshop.com/products/216627/9780760347386ees.html?google_preview_products_28954=1\" rel=\""nofollow\""www.qbookshop.com/products/216627/9780760347386ees.html.../a Basic USGSBIML set up: ""http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-_yvIsucOY\"" rel=\""nofollow\""www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-_yvIsucOY/a 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. ""http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdmx_8zqvN4\"" rel=\""nofollow\""www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdmx_8zqvN4/a PDF of Basic USGSBIML Photography Set Up: ftp://ftpext.usgs.gov/pub/er/md/laurel/Droege/How%20to%20Take%20MacroPhotographs%20of%20Insects%20BIML%20Lab2.pdf Google Hangout Demonstration of Techniques: ""https://plus.google.com/events/c5569losvskrv2nu606ltof8odo\"" rel=\""nofollow\""plus.google.com/events/c5569losvskrv2nu606ltof8odo/a or ""http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c15neFttoU\"" rel=\""nofollow\""www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c15neFttoU/a Excellent Technical Form on Stacking: ""http://www.photomacrography.net/\"" rel=\""nofollow\""www.photomacrography.net Contact information: Sam Droege sdroege@usgs.gov 301 497 584"

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Image Dimensions: 4880 x 3456

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