Euch! Dying Cockroach - processed and posted exclusively for the PhotoFriday "Gross" challenge.
To think I could have taken a photo of 12 bunches of a dozen roses, or someone's paycheck before the Goverment took their slice, or some political satire of Gross Incompetence... it ain't always pretty.
You have to admit though, that as a machine, the cockroach is an amazing animal. They can survive amazing extremes, are actually relatively clean (I guess the same way a used car salesman can look really greasy but still be clean) and more often than not, outsmart us clumsy humans when it comes to survival and propogation!
Taken with a FujiFilm S7000 in RAW mode, converted using UFRaw and post-processed in 20 seconds using the Gimp.