Osmia kincadii, right, f, Mariposa CA

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Detailed Description

Bright and shiny purple green blue unlike the relatively drab eastern species this is Osmia kincadii...found in the upper elevations of Yosemite National Park as part of a burn study. Photo by Anders Croft. 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: 4985 x 3539

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