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Triepeolus simplex, m, face, md, kent county_2014-07-22-10.09.37 ZS PMax | by Sam Droege
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Triepeolus simplex, m, face, md, kent county_2014-07-22-10.09.37 ZS PMax

First state record for Maryland. Collected at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in their very lovely pollinator garden. A possible nest parasite of Svastra obliqua which was also collected at the same time.






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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



The murmuring of bees has ceased;

But murmuring of some

Posterior, prophetic,

Has simultaneous come,--



The lower metres of the year,

When nature's laugh is done,--

The Revelations of the book

Whose Genesis is June.



-Emily Dickinson



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Basic USGSBIML set up:



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.



PDF of Basic USGSBIML Photography Set Up:



Google Hangout Demonstration of Techniques:




Excellent Technical Form on Stacking:


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Sam Droege

301 497 5840


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Taken on July 29, 2014