Macro Photos that Capture the Beauty and Diversity of Insects in Singapore’s Rainforests

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Nicky Bay is a Singapore-based photographer who captures the beauty and diversity of insects in Singapore’s rainforests through macro photography. He made 46 trips out into the wild in 2014, capturing tens of thousands of photographs and sharing thousands of photos online.

His images are captured using a custom rig and kit of his own making. The main elements are: a Nikon D800, Tamron 90mm f/2.8, Nikkor 200mm f/4, Sigma 15mm f/2.8, extension tubes, a close up filter, 3 Nikon SB-R200 with softboxes and diffusers, and a number of other accessories. Here’s what the rig looks like:

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Here are some of Bay’s favorite photographs from 2014:

Cicadae parasite beetle

Cicadae parasite beetle

Net-winged beetle larvae

Net-winged beetle larvae

Leaf mimic grasshopper

Leaf mimic grasshopper

Stink bug hatchlings

Stink bug hatchlings

Fungus gnat larvae

Fungus gnat larvae

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Ladybird

Ladybird

Long-horned orb weaver

Long-horned orb weaver

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Treehopper

Treehopper

Scale Insect

Scale Insect

Planthopper

Planthopper

Masked hunter assassin bug

Masked hunter assassin bug

Dead leaf grasshopper

Dead leaf grasshopper

Spittle bug nymph

Spittle bug nymph

Harvestman

Harvestman

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Ladybird-mimic spider

Ladybird-mimic spider

Leaf insect nymph

Leaf insect nymph

You can find more of Bay’s work and adventures on his website, Flickr, and Facebook pages.

(via Colossal)


Image credits: Photographs by Nicky Bay and used with permission

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