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Kevin Hall, Contributing Editor
City, state, country:
Lacey, WA (USA)

High School Biology teacher. One project I'm working on is a "backyard biology" project (both for myself and for my students) to try and catalog all the critters we find right at home.

Equipment: Nothing fancy (so take heart fellow amateurs!): Pentax K200D camera, Pentax 18-55mm lens, Vivitar 52mm Close-Up lens kit (3 filter style lenses that ran me somewhere between $10 and $20 about 20 years ago)

Update: picked up an actual macro lens (100 mm) Fall 2008. Lovin' it. Next stop: a real flash unit.