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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Jeff Gruber, Contributing Editor
City, state, country:
Madison, Wisconsin
Biography:

Honorary Fellow at the Department of Entomology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I am a business analyst by day. Outside of work I enjoy learning about nature, especially insects. My specialty is hister beetles (Coleoptera: Histeridae). I am currently conducting a statewide survey of this beetle family in Wisconsin. I am addicted to being out in natural areas. I am relatively new to photography, so would appreciate any tips more experienced photographers would like to share.

Equipment used:
Images in nature: As of 2015 - Canon70D; MP-E 65mm Macro; 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro; MT24EX twin flash; Ian McConnachie diffuser. Prior - Canon PowerShot A630.

Images of collection specimens: Syncroscopy Automontage system (UW-Madison Entomology Dept) used to capture image stacks and CombineZM and CombineZP and Zerene Stacker used to montage the captured images.

My virtual insect collection (curated specimens).

My Flickr account.