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Catfish, Contributor
City, state, country:
New York City

Hey folks. I'm a medical editor with an interest in insect photography and philosophy (but not insect philosophy). Favorite philosophers: Leibniz, Kant, Husserl.

Gear used for insect photography:
Canon EOS 5D digital SLR
Canon 580EX II flash unit
Canon 380EX flash units
Reflectors (4o" circular reflector [PhotoBasics], homemade reflectors)
Canon MP-E 65 mm macro lens
Canon 200 mm L-series lens
Canon focusing rail
Minolta focusing magnifier
Tokina 100 mm macro lens
Kenko extension tubes (12 mm, 20 mm, 36 mm)
Gitzo G1228 tripod
Velbon PH-173 tripod head
USB snakelight
Swift Eaglet 7x36 close-focusing binoculars
Boxes constructed from microscope slides (for photographing aquatic insects)