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Bee, lateralX - Coelioxys modestus - male

Bee, lateralX - Coelioxys modestus - Male
Ames - Tullamore, Story County, Iowa, USA
July 16, 2014
Size: 8 mm
If anyone knows what I might do to get rid of the blue wash out in the center of my photos (through the microscope), please offer advice. It seems the more magnification the worse the problem, the more shiny and black the insect, the worse the problem. I've tried night, day, no room lights, room lights, no sun filtering in, and sun in the room. I've even shrouded the whole scope under cloth. Occasionally it doesn't happen but I've not made any connection to why not. I've been perplexed for years. Let me re-state, I've been perplexed about this problem for years.

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Bee, dorsal - Coelioxys modestus - male Bee, face - Coelioxys modestus - male Bee, lateralX - Coelioxys modestus - male Bee, ventral - Coelioxys modestus - male

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diffuser?
i tend to get a bluish tint on stacked photos if the light is too bright. use a diffuser on your lights.

adjust the color balance using Photoshop or other photo editing software if all else fails

 
Thank you.
I can see where stacking might intensify the center blue but it is very apparent in individual photos. I use a velum circle as per Jeff Gruber
which has helped. I've tried Photo Shop but may not be proficient enough to change/match color.
I keep trying. Thanks.

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