I’m not wild about killing specimens either.
Welcome to the forum! We’d love to hear from you on a routine basis.
Wow. I am new to iNat and my photos are crap. I wonder what kind of equipment would be needed to make photos like those harvestmen ones.
Thanks! So kind of you to respond to me!
I came to iNat because people said it would help with IDing the things I find, but it seems I have more research to do. At least I am being directed to research sources.
There have been a number of Forum discussions on camera recommendations and macro photography , for instance - https://forum.inaturalist.org/search?q=macro%20photography
Although the Forum is not really the place for ID’s, there is a ‘Leaderboard’ for most species and higher groupings. Consulting those folks is often a good way to get advice. My main interest is Noctuid moths (mainly Canada), so if you need help in that respect, feel free to contact me. Depending upon your interests, you will develop an informal network