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Dan Leeder, Contributor
Full name:
Dan Leeder
Dan 'AT' DanLeeder 'DOT' com
City, state, country:
Camden County, New Jersey, USA

I'm just a guy who enjoys taking pictures of bugs! I take all of my pictures in the field, freehand (unless otherwise noted). I have learned so much about arthropods over the last few years thanks to curiosity and the tremendous resource that is BugGuide!

Camera: Canon 60D (2013 and later)
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi (2008-2012)
Lens: Canon 100mm Macro
Flash: Yongnuo YN-14EX Macro Ring Flash (2015 and later)
Flash: Canon 430ex (2008-2014)

One of my favorite nature parks in South Jersey, Blueberry Hill in Gibbsboro, NJ. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (about 15 miles away) appears to rise out of the forest:
(click image for a larger view)