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Augochlora pura, F, Side, TN, Polk County_2014-02-23-12.00.36 ZS PMax

The lovely drinkeyeball Augochlora of the most common bees of forests and forest edges, here with its tongue partially extended just to remind us how different bees are from mammals, remarkable really. Collected by Phillip Moore from Polk, County Tennessee, Photograph by Phillip Moore.

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, link to a .pdf of our set up is located in our profile

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Taken on March 7, 2014