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About Deviant Member Melvyn YeoMale/Singapore Groups :iconcritter-wings: Critter-Wings
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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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FauxHead Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD, Melvyn! You do some amazing work and we really appreciate you over at BugZoo :)
turtleapp2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you photographs are amazing! but tracking all those species is a little bit dangerous, considering if some of them are poisonous, right?
robbobert Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely work here. Your macro work is really fantastic. Thanks for sharing. :)
Origami-Mad Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  New member
Congratulations on the well-deserved DD! ^^
Your artwork is incredible! Love
Have a great day! :3
ArthurBlake Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Great photos of arthropoda! Who can't love these guys?
scarletjessey1999a Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  New member
Midnightxlostsilver Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your photos are very beautiful and stunning. I love it so much! You deserve a watch ^^
fluffy-fuzzy-ears Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your photos are STUNNING. 
OmeOmeriee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Artist
Your photos are really impressive and amazing.
innvinoveritas Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Very great gallery! :o
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