Love the compound eyes...
This shot started off as a slice of pizza...
Great close-ups. They seem to be greater than 1:1 macro; were they cropped in closer or what lens are you using?
It certainly sounds like something personal.
Shooting dead/gross things just for the shocking effect is kind of stupid.
But that's clearly not what Jon intended.
There is beauty in death. Just look at von Hagens Körperwelten exhibitions. It's certainly not for everyone, but there is also nothing wrong with it. Death is just a thing that happens and we all have to face it one way or another. As long as it is portrayed with dignity, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it IMO.
I can't say I agree, but what the heck, I removed it since maybe others feel as you do. I *will* say that photo still speaks to me on a primal level every time I look at it.
I personally don't feel there's something wrong with it, but with so many viewers from different backgrounds, reactions are hard to predict.
That said, I'd probably use a spoiler tag for a shot like that, so people can opt to see.