I'm still sick, so I'm taking the easy way out today and posting a photo I took over the weekend (when I was feeling better). It's a Lensbaby shot, of some kind of bug. A grasshopper? Cicada? I have no idea. What I don't know about bugs could fill many books. And, has. Check your local library for a selection.
Anyway, this was tough to process. I still am not sure if I should have made it lighter, or increased the overall contrast even more, or brought up the midtones, or . . . you name it. Remember, no Photoshop, so if you want to leave a suggestion, make sure it's something I can do in Lightroom. I shot it raw, so the camera did no processing for me.