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About Deviant Melvyn YeoMale/Singapore Groups :iconcritter-wings: Critter-Wings
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Cedar beetle (Callirhipidae) by melvynyeo Cedar beetle (Callirhipidae) :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 225 22 Orb weaver Spider by melvynyeo Orb weaver Spider :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 161 21 Doryctinae laying eggs by melvynyeo Doryctinae laying eggs :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 130 6 Ground beetle larva by melvynyeo Ground beetle larva :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 125 7 Arctiine moth pupa (Cyana sp.) by melvynyeo Arctiine moth pupa (Cyana sp.) :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 158 11 Lacewing larva hatching by melvynyeo Lacewing larva hatching :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 124 7 Geophilomorph Soil Centipede by melvynyeo Geophilomorph Soil Centipede :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 99 7 Darkling Beetle with Uropodidae by melvynyeo Darkling Beetle with Uropodidae :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 178 17 Derbidae, Saccharodite Chrysonoe by melvynyeo Derbidae, Saccharodite Chrysonoe :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 70 1 Flour moth with hair pencil (Pyralidae) by melvynyeo Flour moth with hair pencil (Pyralidae) :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 43 2 Bird Dung Orb weaver spider (Cyrtarachne sp.) by melvynyeo Bird Dung Orb weaver spider (Cyrtarachne sp.) :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 112 8 Tortoise Beetle Aspidomorpha miliaris by melvynyeo Tortoise Beetle Aspidomorpha miliaris :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 205 12 Darkling beetle (Cryphaeus gazella) by melvynyeo Darkling beetle (Cryphaeus gazella) :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 114 10 Tortoise Beetle Larvae by melvynyeo Tortoise Beetle Larvae :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 106 6 Leafhopper Nymph by melvynyeo Leafhopper Nymph :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 156 8 Ladybird spider Paraplectana sp. by melvynyeo Ladybird spider Paraplectana sp. :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 185 13


Melvyn Yeo
My macro gears - Canon 5D2, 100mmL lens, 30mm extension tubes, Raynox 250 closeup filter, 270ex flash, DIY diffuser.

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One of the reasons I love bugs macro photography is because i get to see how some of them have evolved to fool their prey / predator.

One of the best way to deceive your enemy is camouflage. Leaf, mud, seeds, stick, tree stump, tree bark... the possibility are endless!
Wrap-around Spider by melvynyeo Jungle Cockroach by melvynyeo Fake dandelion by melvynyeo Salurnis marginella by melvynyeo Tree Stump Orb Weaver Poltys sp. by melvynyeo Leaf Mimic Grasshopper (Systella sp.) by melvynyeo Leaf Mimic Grasshopper (Systella sp.) by melvynyeo Dead Leaf Hopper, Chorotypus sp by melvynyeo Cryptothele Sundaica by melvynyeo Baron (Euthalia aconthea gurda) caterpillar by melvynyeo Majangella moultoni, Moss Mantis by melvynyeo Leptogastrinae by melvynyeo Seed-like planthopper by melvynyeo Hairy Huntsman Spider by melvynyeo Leaf insect by melvynyeo Leaf mimic Katydid (Chondroderella borneensis) by melvynyeo Broken Twig Stick Insect by melvynyeo Aschiphasma annulipes by melvynyeo Kuhl's Flying Gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli) by melvynyeo Twig mimic moth 2 by melvynyeo Chondroderella borneensis by melvynyeo Twig-Like Feather-Legged Spider by melvynyeo Camouflage by melvynyeo Tree Stump Spider 2 by melvynyeo Masked Hunter Nymph by melvynyeo

Some has gone further by mimicking aggressive insect like ants and wasp
Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider by melvynyeo Ant mimicry by melvynyeo Myrmarachne plantaleoides by melvynyeo Mantidfly by melvynyeo Wasp mimic Robberfly - Kubah by melvynyeo Batesian mimicry by melvynyeo

But nothing beats mimicking a pile of bird shit :)
Bird dropping crab spider by melvynyeo Pasilobus sp. by melvynyeo Bird-Dung Crab Spider, Phrynarachne sp. by melvynyeo Cyrtarachne fangchengensis by melvynyeo Bird Dung Spider (Pasilobus sp.) by melvynyeo


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Kisarisary Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Complete mastering of lighting, awesome encounters, flawless editing, ... the list goes long, as long as the road ahead me, thanks for giving inspiration for the next bunch of years! :bow:
Foxeus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Your macro work quality is marvelous. It's entertaining and educational.
Thank you for sharing with us mortals!
WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, amazing insect photos! In Canada we have very little in the way of truly exotic-looking insects and spiders. Ours are mostly pretty tiny and boring to look at.
DAZUMA Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is unique. Gods bless you.
Alinwa-Abiska Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your gallery is beyond amazing! I wish I could favorite everything.
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Pink paws!! by LOVEMAYU  Welcome to CatCatalogue!    

Thanks so much for joining our newly expanded group, where we now include more animals! 

We are happy to have your great work in our galleries, looking forward to seeing more of it! If you have any questions please feel free to send us a note! 

Have a great day! 
Founder lucytherescuedcat Love
shockaLocKer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've known you for too long. I remember my last comment being a good Year or Two.

You've earned a Watcher. A Watcher who is so inspired that he may also go to Venus Drive to take pictures as well.
MisssGecko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
Bullet; PurpleBullet; BlueBullet; GreenBullet; YellowBullet; OrangeBullet; RedHi! Hello! Welcome to PeopleThatAreGeckos!Hi!Bullet; RedBullet; OrangeBullet; YellowBullet; GreenBullet; BlueBullet; Purple 
I am Miss Gecko. I have noticed your interest in geckos, and would like you to join PeopleThatAreGeckos as our first member.
Not only that- your art will automatically be mentioned, and will be invited as a Co-founder.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
rapedbutshaved Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
just incredible work
EmAnZam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, your work is amazing! I'm having a hard time not hitting that favorite button on every photo!
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