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Matt Norem, Contributor
Full name:
Matt Norem
City, state, country:
Charlotte, NC, USA

BA Biology from UNC Charlotte, 1994.
Though not currently employed as a biologist (anyone need a mad scientist, anywhere?, ha ha), the gift of the digital camera that does "macro" from my (then-) wife has definitely led me to look at nature a bit more closely (not too many in a city like this probably tend to, with all the activity) to seek out what I could take pictures of (defininitely more humane than collecting and mounting insects--plus CD-Rs take up much less space--though, in no way am I discounting the value of mounted specimens...). Over the last few years I have taken a lot of this type of photo. I was using a Digicam DXG-308 (about a 2003 vintage), 3.0mp, with a screen size of about 1-1/4" x 7/8". In 2010 finally upgraded to a Canon A495, with tremendous results.
I'm glad that my work on these not only fuel the "fire of science" (almost sounds like something Bill Nye might say), but I am able to help others out in their need for information/confirmation of what they've discovered, as well as expand my own knowledge. You can never learn too much.
matt norem