Here are some critter photos I took last week. I am trying to get better at composing interesting macro shots, rather than just stark, scientific cataloguing-style photos. As always, I welcome criticism about technical and compositional elements of my photos, and if anyone can easily ID the cicada and stink bug it would be much appreciated.
Michael Bok is a graduate student studying the visual system of mantis shrimp. (more)
Ambush Bugs Ant Apis Assassin bugs Beetle Biomechanics Cephalopods Coleoptera CotB CotS Crab Dance Discovery Diving Beetle Drosophila Eusocial evolution Eyes Fail Fluorescence Fossil Fruit Fly Honeybee Jumping Spiders Larvae Lizard Island Lysiosquillina Macro Mantis Shrimp mimicry Odontodactylus Parasite Phylogenetics Phymata Pop Culture Praying Mantis Predation Pseudoscience Reduviidae Reef Reproduction Stomatopod Strength Superorganism Vision