Viburnum prunifolium, Black Haw flower inflorescence, Howard County, Md,

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Part of the spring flush of woodland blooming shrubs. Bees do visit this group, but in my neck of the woods in the Mid-Atlantic there is not much to see despite the massive bloom in terms of visitors. Some much energy to make all that bloom...the plants can be covered...but so few pollinators...what's up with that? Specimen and pictures by Helen Low Metzman. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 200mm Pentax-m with Nikon 10X infinity microscope objective lens mounted on front , Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.6, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200Love for Other ThingsIt 's easy to love a deerBut try to care about bugs and scrawny treesLove the puddle of lukewarm waterFrom last week 's rain.Leave the mountains alone for now.Also the clear lakes surrounded by pines.People are lined up to admire them. 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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