Bees in the DNA

specimen2bThis photo was ultimately rejected for a journal cover (it was the wrong shape!) but I shot it to accompany a research article that used museum specimens of midwestern bumblebees to compare current levels of genetic diversity with previous decades.  Since this image won't appear in print anytime soon, I thought I'd share it here instead.

photo details: Canon 35mm f2.0 prime lens on a Canon EOS 20D

ISO 200, 1/125 sec, f/5, indirect strobe

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Yeah, too long. They were looking for something more square.

Nice concept though, shame about the shape!

I'll still use it in 157 talks! don't worry!

By ihateaphids (not verified) on 06 Mar 2009 #permalink