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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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RobLock Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
You do some really wonderful photography!

It reminded me of a painting I did a while ago that I titled "Convergence".  I also wrote a poem about it:


A moment in time, a lunar eclipse;

A near perfect orb, this midnight ellipse.

The moth and the moon, like two passing ships;

Tempting my mind’s-eye, like whispering lips.


Coalescing with my vision;

Guided by the moth’s decision.

An all new form of short division;

Exercised with such precision.


From down below, as in submergence,

Over time there was resurgence.

A caterpillar’s new emergence,

Found its way to this convergence.


Death Head’s brother in the sky;

I gaze up with a knowing eye.

Mother Nature, you and I;

Sometimes have been known to lie.


With mimicry and sleight of hand;

She’s hoping you misunderstand.

Like handing you a wedding band;

Leading you to promised land.


Only to trick and to deceive;

Hoping that you will believe.

Take your time, don’t be naïve;

Something’s greater to perceive.


By accident she brought a gift;

I’m glad you took the evening shift.

For now I see you get my drift;

A lunar moth does spirits lift.

TheRafflesia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank-You by KmyGraphic
so much for everything! :heart:
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DracoDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love you pictures! XD
They are soo vibrant and inspire so many. 
Thank you for providing these and taking the time to make these works of art!! :3
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WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015   Photographer
Your work is inspiring!  Just fantastic!
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ZombieWil Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Melvyn I found you I wanted to share something I drew I used your photo for my drawing I wanted to link it to you but I was looking everywhere to try to find the picture and I found you let me know I will link your page. I can take it down if you want as well let me know.
Sketchbook Crab spider!! by ZombieWil
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ArcanaBlade47 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're the best photographer i ever seen ,
and how did you even find a Paraplectana in Singapore?
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tfZanben Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Love your photos! :D
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Lightning-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your uploads are amazing!
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aj-wisteria Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your stuff is amazing - I'm an entomologist, and your photos are a great learning medium and are absolutely beautiful.
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