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Owen Davids, Contributor
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Lake County, Florida

I am a 13 year old who loves insects and taking photos of them, and I never edit my photos on BugGuide (unless its a crop). I also have a collection of bugs I have found dead on the ground and have brought home to my bug box so they can be preserved. I do not kill or purchase bugs online for my collection. Also I am not a fan of pinning bugs which can damage the creatures. My favorite insect is the Cicada and I have collected A TON of shedding's on my trips to VA and they are just truly fascinating as any other insect. I also enjoy Geocaching as a hobby. Thank you for visiting my profile and taking your time to read this!

A 14 year old who loves bugs and photography.
Three main cameras = Canon T2i, Canon T6, and Canon Sl1.
Main lenses = EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS II; EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Refurbished; EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
My favorite animal = cuttlefish
Favorite insect = cicada
Favorite moth = luna moth
SD cards = Sandisk and Transcend
Never quote me. If I get info wrong then navigate to the bottom of the page where it says this. Disclaimer: Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office.
You were once an amateur too, you know.
I mean, it shouldn't do any harm anyway if someone suggests something and it turns out to be something else completely, because only contributors can move others pictures. Its all a learning experience and humans aren't perfect. It happens all the time when someone says it's this then it turns out it's that. Also, when I said "I am not a fan of pinning bugs because it can damage the creatures" in my first bio, just know I am not against the pinning of insects. you pretty much always have to do so when you travel since pinning will do less damage then they may take during transportation when not pinned. Some of my photos may be edited (if you are wondering if something is edited, just ask me!)
I now also shoot with a T6i, and learning how to shoot manual.
All pictures of mine taken between 8/5/17 and 8/13/17 were taken with a EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM (rented).

I am 15 now and life is flying by. My main gear as far as camera bodies is a T6i, a Sl1, and an old but good 7D. I also own an XTi and a T4i, but they really aren't needed since I have the T6i and the other two. The best lenses i have are probably my 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6 L IS and my 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM. Most of the time however, i shoot with my cheap 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 IS STM. It's not fancy by any means, but it certainly gets the job done. Currently, i am looking to save up for a 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, because i was hooked when i rented that beast. When the time comes that will definitely be my go to macro.

Crazy, I'm 18. The T6i died of shutter failure this year. I now have a 90d. All my macro work has been done on the 100mm f/2.8L for the last few years. I do not upload here often anymore mainly due to repeat subjects and the abysmal file size limits of BG. I generally will only upload when I find something worth contributing, i.e. something with very few pictures, new to the region, etc.
Hobo Joe A.K.A Insect Lover