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Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

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

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

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

Discussion, 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

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

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Rich Hoyer, Contributor
Full name:
Rich Hoyer
City, state, country:
Louisville, KY

Before discovering spider and insect macro photography I would suffer nightmares about spiders twice a week on average. Macro photography, and learning about spiders and insects, has cured my nightmares. Now I love to look at the amazing detail in these little creatures! I am an ordained minister by trade and a photog for fun. Many of the pictures on this site were taken with a Canon 50d and 100mm macro. Some were taken using a 150mm extension tube to get just over 3x life size (though it is super difficult to capture quality images with the tube). Lately I have been shooting with a Nikon D7100 and 105mm macro lens. The Bible says that the heavens declare the glory of God (Ps. 19:1), but so does the amazing detail found in the spider and insect world!