Nomada tiftonensis, m, face, Minnesota

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Detailed Description

Yet more uncommon Nomada from Southern Minnesota. This one, Nomada tiftonensis, is small, out in the summer and mostly passed over as a wasp, I suspect by most collectors of bees. This specimen was collected by Scott Leddy in his study of Prairie remnants in Southern Minnesota. Photography by Ashleigh Jacobs. 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.


Image Dimensions: 4682 x 3840

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