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

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.