Graham Montgomery

Unido: 06.feb.2016 Última actividad: 03.mar.2024 iNaturalist Patrocinador mensual desde julio 2020

PhD candidate at UCLA (he/him) studying insect declines/insectivorous birds and currently getting obsessed with Psocoptera!

I often photograph insects on white backgrounds in the field, using a small, portable studio. This effect emphasizes the subject's form, color, and individuality. Check out the inverts on white backgrounds project for more.

I usually don't collect the organisms I photograph, but am happy to help out researchers when possible! And I have a great time doing "side quests," so if you know of any scientifically significant insect species I should keep an eye out for in Southern California, let me know...

I also maintain lists of vertebrate families of the world, insect families of the world, & plant families of the world, based on Catalog of Life & APG IV, with modifications, and which I try to keep up-to-date with recent taxonomic changes. These are useful for keeping track of what families you've seen, what families you haven't seen, and maybe other things -- feel free to duplicate, comment on, use, etc.

PS you can search my observations by photo quality with the tags GM_HQ, GM_MQ, and GM_LQ (work in progress)


Current photo equipment (2023)

  • Canon 5d mk IV, MPE-65mm lens, 100mm macro lens, 400mm telephoto, Canon MT-26ex twin flash, a few Yongnuo speedlites, and homemade diffusers
  • Olympus TG-6 for underwater photos
  • Compound microscope: Swift SW380T with a SwiftCam 1803-CK for microscopic life
  • + a phone camera for quick shots

Contact
Email: montgomery.graham (at) gmail.com
Website: https://grahammontgomery.us/
Photo use policy: You are free to use my photos for strictly non-commercial use if you send me an email with a link to the website and/or a quick description of the project. For all other use (commercial licensing, etc), please inquire at the email above.

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