Perdita idonea, female, back

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Detailed Description

Little tiny bees from the Petrified Forest National Monument. Perdita are often, if not always, plant specialists and there are mannnnnnnnyyyyy of them, all small and often with enough quirks that putting a name on them can be difficult in the deserts of the Southwest. This one has been named and the picture was taken by Sierra Williams and the phottoshopping done by Elizabeth Garcia. 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: 4200 x 3180

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