Jack, I wouldn't know what "insect art" is even if it slapped me in the face. I think I'm the wrong person to ask:) Your subject seems a bit overexposed to me though, especially the first one's head area. Large insects like these I find difficult to compose so usually I do closer "portraits."
LOL, I was only kidding about the "insect art"---although maybe not, since I find their form fascinating
I agree with you on the overexposure, especially on the head. It was a tough shot because it was a very hot and bright day out, but the insect was under a canopy of leaves, which meant part of his body was shaded while part was exposed to the direct sunlight. I tried my best to achieve a balance where the whole animal was visible, but you're right the top of his head pretty much had all of the details blown-out.
It was his "prayer" posture, with head raised to the heavens, that I found most interesting