Xylocopa balck violetwing, f, kyrgystan, face
Of all the pictures I took up at Laurence's this is by far my favorite. I love the geometry, the complementary colors, the contrast between the texture of the abdomen and the texture of the wing, and just the lushness of the whole thing. Here we have a Xylocopa from Kyrgyzstan to thank. 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. A minor Nation celebratesIts unobtrusive Mass.No Ordinance be seenSo gradual the GraceA pensive Custom it becomesEnlarging Loneliness.Antiquest felt at NoonWhen August burning lowArise this spectral CanticleRepose to typifyRemit as yet no GraceNo Furrow on the GlowYet a Druidic DifferenceEnhances Nature now -- Emily Dickinson 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.