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female yellow-faced bee on blackberry flower
Photographer: Todd Weaver
Location: san francisco
Photo taken on 9/27/2012 of a female yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus) on a blackberry flower. This species is highly attracted to blackberry flowers, and an extreme macro set-up was used to capture this black and white photo of one gathering pollen.
Digital Alterations: 
Standard optimizations (black and white conversion, contrast, brightness, sharpness) to RAW file.
Camera Information: Nikon D7000, 55mm macro lens, extension tubes, flash
Special Equipment: