Triepeolus monardae, F, Side, GA, Baker County

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Detailed Description

A very rare bee. This one was on one of our lists of bees that have not been seen in the last 20 years until Sabrie Breland found one in southern Georgia in a old managed longleaf pine plantation. Once suspects that if as a society we were to protect and encourage more native plants and habitats more would be discovered. 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: 4305 x 3680

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