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Hilma Anderson, Contributor
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Hilma Anderson
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Franklin, Michigan USA

My only background in science is nursing from which I am now retired. I've been in love with photography since I got my first Kodak Brownie well over 60 years ago. I am currently teaching oil painting to seniors and have a multitude of hobbies. After seeing insects through a camera lens, they are currently my favorite subject. They are truly the gems of the animal world. How I wish I could travel and photograph more of them in exotic locations. I am currently trying to get enough photos to put together a personal "coffee table book". I use a Canon xsi and always shoot RAW. I generally use an f-stop of 11 or higher. I have several lenses, extension tubes, several diopter lenses and a ring flash.
[Animals] move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life