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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Previous events

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