Iíve always been interested in nature ever since I was a kid. My main interest at first was herps and later, seeing interesting birds coming to my feeders got me started as a birder. By day Iím a road sales rep, and I can usually find a nice trail to walk during my ďlunch breakĒ.
In 2001 I got my first digital camera, and that was when I started looking for and photographing butterflies and dragonflies. It wasnít long before I was taking pictures of all kinds of insects, some of which were moths attracted to my porch light. Bob Patterson noticed my website with quite a few unidentified moth photographs and he identified many of them. That was all the encouragement I needed. Iíve become very passionate about photographing every species of insect I can find, and post them on BugGuide to get them identified.
The cameras I use are a Canon 20D and 40D, with Canon 100mm macro and 65 mm macro lenses, with the MT-24EX twin light ring flash. Most moths are photographed where they land on the house under the light, and a few I catch in a vial and photograph them after a little chilling in the fridge.
The yard around the house has a wide variety of native and garden flowers, grasses, plants, bushes, and trees. A hundred yards behind the house is a wetland. Iím fortunate to have great habitat for a good diversity of insects. It seems like thereís always something new showing up.