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Sean Perez, Contributor
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I am currently a PhD grad student at UC Berkeley in the Kip Will lab studying the family Carabidae commonly known as Ground Beetles. I'm excited to contribute to the bugguide community, on the Carabidae front at the very least!

I first gained an interest for insects and macrophotography working as a technician for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). There I spent my time identifying carabids caught in our pitfall traps from various locations including Alalabama, Tennessee, and Colorado.

NEON Photography setup:

I photograph preserved specimens in a tiny home-made light box. I have 3 lamps with daylight bulbs giving diffused light. I do not have a high quality external flash unfortunately, and I just put tissue paper in front of the flash built into the camera.

Camera: Nikon d750

Lens: Nikon Micro‑Nikkor Macro Lens for Nikon F ‑ 105mm ‑ F/2.8

Editing: I use zerene stacker to focus stack my images (usually around 4-8), and I edit with Picasa.