I don't know about you, but I'm not all that crazy about bugs. Oh I know, there are lots of good bugs that eat the bad guys. But have you ever seen a good-looking bug ? Many years ago when our kids were young we used to subscribe to National Geographic, and they had regular features on bugs. And I think they must have magnified their bug shots, especially those fearsome jaws, about 500x. I wasn't aware of this until recently, but apparently my son developed a healthy respect for bugs as a result - he said they all looked like monsters.
I don't think I've changed my mind as a result of a bug I spotted this morning, although I admit she did have pretty colours. And it wasn't until I looked at her portrait up close on the computer that I spotted what appear to be buglets on her head, and I think eggs on her back. I'm sure I've horrified you scientific types out there who just love these critters, but maybe you could help us out by giving this one a name and confirming my suspicions about the buglets and the eggs.
(60mm f5.6 1/13 sec ISO200)
(60mm f8 1/10 sec ISO200)