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Troy Bartlett, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Troy Bartlett
E-mail address:
9220 Twelvestones Dr
Roswell, GA 30076 USA
City, state, country:
Near Atlanta, Georgia, USA

In early 1999, I started sharing my photos through on the web. Over time, it became clear that my real passion was insect and spider photography. That's what most people usually came looking for, and that's certainly the type of photography I enjoy most.

In late 2003 I started creating the website you're visiting now. I wanted to create an online community where people could not only see images, but learn more about the subjects and contribute their own images. The site became such a success that I could no longer manage it myself. Iowa State University graciously offered to take over the site, and they are now responsible for it.

Please check out my personal photography blog:
Nature Closeups: Troy Bartlett's Photography Blog, Focusing on Nature's Little Wonders

Some rights reserved. Licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Students are permitted to use images for school projects. Educators are permitted to use images for presentations given to their students.

Other personal and noncommercial uses of images are permitted as long as my copyright notice (© Troy Bartlett) is reproduced along with the image. If you are using the image on a website, link my name in the copyright notice to this page. This grant of permission does not include use on a commercial or other "for profit" website.

It is important to always include the copyright along with the image so that copyright ownership is unambiguous and traceable. Place the copyright near the image; small type is OK.

If you'd like to use a photo on a commercial website, in a book, or in some other commercial or profitable manner, then send me an email with details about the intended usage and we can work something out. License fees per image vary according to how it will be used, but are generally no less than US$50 and average around US$150.

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