Megachile inimica, m, face, Dorchester Co, MD_2015-12-08-12.45
A lover of yellow composites. Sunflowers and things that look like sunflowers. Megachile inimica is a big leaf cutter, quite hunky really, a bee's bee. This is a male and was collected at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. Oh, ....They planted a nice pollinator garden at their visitor's center and boom, it became the best place to see native bees on the whole refuge. These things make a difference. Photo by Dejen Mengis.
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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
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Free Field Guide to Bee Genera of Marylandhttp://bio2.elmira.edu/fieldbio/beesofmarylandbookversion1.pdf
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.
Bees of Maryland Organized by Taxa with information on each Genus
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Excellent Technical Form on Stacking:
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