1) You have great photographs of insects I know to be very skittish. Do you mostly take them in the early morning when the insect is still lethargic, or do you cool the insects down (in refrigerator) then pose the shots?
2) Your backgrounds of the insects photographs are fairly uniform. Do you get an artificial background in place before the shot, or post process them in?
1) I do not think that it is ethical to risk harming a subject for a photo, so I refuse to chill a critter in the refrigerator. Anyone who does, IMHO, is lazy and insensitive. Just set the alarm to go off before the sun comes up and let nature do the chilling for you.
2) All of the work that I've done with backgrounds has been in the field. One of these days my post processing skills might be good enough to do it on the computer but I'm just not there yet.
Thanks. I finally saw that everyone else is asking questions under the WOW-Macro page.
I do like how you indicated in the interview that there are folks who think the macros should be done a certain way. My response is - then let them do it that way. Most of the insect macros I am seeing these days look like they belong in a science book. Yours escape that feeling. Good on you.