Zizia aurea, Golden Alexanders, Howard County, Md,

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Detailed Description

Zizia - Every garden deserves a set of plant folks from the carrot family. This is Golden Alexanders, it even comes with a bee that only uses its pollen to feed its young, Andrena ziziae. Flat-topped and little flowers, this creates the perfect feeding platform for little wasps and bees. Check out the rest of the family and include them in your gardens too. Photo and specimens by Helen Lowe Metzman in Maryland. 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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