Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

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.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Ron Hemberger, Contributor
Contact:
Remove _NO_SPAM in the above address to reach me.
City, state, country:
Irvine, California, Orange County
Biography:

Retired advertising copywriter, turned nature boy photographer in what's becoming my second childhood.

Early equipment included a Nikon D70, then a D80, 105mm Nikon micro with Kenko extension tubes, 180mm Sigma macro with 1.4 teleconverter, Canon close-up lens, ring light, and Slik monopod. A lot to lug!

Took about two years off due chiefly to physical problems which prohibited walking around with a ton o' gear. Got better, then restarted with...

Current equipment began with the relatively light Nikon D5200 with 24MP coming in handy as I crop a lot and ability to shoot at high ISO (6400!) as I shake a lot. Two main lenses: Sigma 150mm macro and Nikon 55-300mm, both backed with the good ol' Kenko 1.4X teleconverter. Also use a 20mm Kenko extension tube on and off, mostly off. Slik Lightypod III monopod is essential!




Signature:
Ron Hemberger
Irvine, Orange Co., Calif.