Tiger, eastern neck nwr, face

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Oh look, a Tiger Beetle. This was collected on Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland along the beach where I was hunting bees on the leadplant that grows wherever sandy shores bloom. I believe this to me Cicindela hirticollis but can be disabused of that notion by a tiger expert. 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: 4214 x 3288

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