Diane Zumbach is an enthusiastic amateur nature photographer when she is not working at her full-time job as a senior application developer for the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. She grew up in Iowa, but lived in Minneapolis and the Los Angeles area before returning to Iowa. Her love of photography began when she received her first box camera sometime in her preteen years. It continued through high school and hours spent with a camera and in the dark room while working on her high school yearbook and then through years of photographing her children family and places she visited. Today, she especially enjoys combining her love of photography with her interest in birds and butterflies. Sometimes she is inspired to write a haiku as a written expression of the moment when a particular photograph was taken.