By Jack Flanagan
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Malaysian telecoms technician, Lee Hua Ming, 35, collected dead insects from around his home in rural Kota Bharu for the intricate snaps.
He said: “I wanted to capture something we can’t see. The real faces of insects, and then shoot it like you would a portrait.
“You can really see how unique each insect is in the photos."
The insects measured between 1cm and 2inches and Ming magnified the images by up to five times to achieve the striking finish.
The images were taken between February and November last year.
Ming said: “I wanted to capture all that detail. It reminds me of an alien's eyes, like I would see as a child on TV in alien movies or Japanese anime.
“I started taking photos because I was curious about the way insects look. I kept thinking, ‘how can I take a better photo here?’
“So I began to learn about camera and lighting technique - which is vital to taking detailed photos.
"After that there was no turning back. I've met loads of friends and we're always sharing our expertise and knowledge.
“My favourites are the the longhorn beetle and the robber fly."