Stelis lateralis, F, side, New York, Kings County

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Detailed Description

From Gateway National Recreation Area, is a little tiny parasitic be that Pearson sizes things like Osmia pumila. About 20 percent of all bees are nest parasites, Must be a fairly successful strategy. Photography by Kamren Jefferson and photo shopping by Dejen Mengus. 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: 5781 x 3359

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