I absolutely love this shot. It could totally be framed and everything. The only difference I would do is perhaps tone down the sky once it reaches the inner 'third' of the photo to not be so white. And thats more personal preference more than anything. Excellent shot.
Here is my entry. Found this lil' guy on a leaf at the St. Louis Botanical gardens while on a tour with a group of plant nerds with the AGA convention.
Caton I've been noticing and keeping an eye on the pics you've been posting lately and studying your pictures from afar for a few months now. I just wanted to say you have "it". I don't say that often to people at all, in fact you're like the 3rd person I've ever said that to. By "it", I mean you have the innate talent to shoot professionally or very seriously as an amateur. Photography may not be your career goal, but I can tell you have "it". Even if you don't shoot in manual mode, you have the predisposition to be able to create interesting compositions. I can tell it wasn't by accident with any of your pictures. It doesn't matter what lens you used or the depth of field. It's there.
You still have much to learn and I encourage you to continue to develop your photography skills, but you have the underlying framework to become successful in photography.
Anybody can learn the technical side of photography and create technically decent photos, but some people just cant and never will develop "it". Its subconscious, and I don't think it can be taught, you either have it or you don't.
You have it. Use it wisely, continue to grow.
You can all call me crazy, but I can tell...