Western Massachusetts. Though we visit South Florida a lot too.
I am a writer and illustrator of children's books and fascinated by nature's attention to detail.
With thanks to Troy Bartlett for sharing his macro-photography knowledge, my bug photos were shot using:
Canon EOS Digital Rebel (6.3 megapixel)
Canon EF 100mm Macro Lens
Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens
Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Ringlite flash
Canon 420EX flash (with a light diffuser)
My preference is to photograph insects in their natural habitat, doing their insecty-things. I also enjoy a close-up portrait of their alien noggins. Here are a handful of favorites:
My photographs have appeared in exhibits and in published field guides, including:
KAUFMAN FIELD GUIDE TO THE INSECTS OF NORTH AMERICA
By Eric Eaton & Kenn Kaufman. 2007, Houghton Mifflin.
WASP & BEE MANAGEMENT: A COMMON SENSE APPROACH
By Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann. 2011, Cornell University.
WOODLAND SALAMANDER MONITORING PROJECT
2010, New York City Parks.
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