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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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chicela Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
These are amazing photos
IronIdealPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photos!!
ilmarinenPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You sir! You are my favorite photographer! :) So many macro photographers out there takes the bugs from the wild and put them in a studio which is just plain wrong and ugly! But you just take pictures of them in the wild, amazing!
PustyXoX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
amazing pictures of insects!
DAZUMA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
your work is SO AMAZING. have i said it? if no: YOUR WORK IS SO AMAZING.
X-Whovian64-X Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Loving your work! Amazing photography! Llama and a watch for you!:D
NullMaser Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Superb photography.
I thought deep sea creatures were fascinating, but this opens my eyes to see insects in a new light they really do have a large diversity of odd features & clever adaptations.
I suspect you travel around quite a bit, or can all these insects be found in Malaysia?
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guadisaves02 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Student General Artist… if you want to see this :)
Leda74 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Have you ever considered publishing a book of your photographs? I for one would buy it immediately! 
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