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Hahahahahahahah. I believe this is an outstandingly (if that is a word) take on the challenge. I didn't vote in this one, but this shot makes me wish I had. :)
I think there are a couple of things you could have done, technically, that would have made this better.
Compositionally, I like the juxtaposition of the bug on the wall and the woman under the covers. That is nice. (And her expression is perfect). However, if feels like there is too much "space" above her head, and it makes the shot feel a bit unbalanced. If it would have been possible to "aim" the camera a bit to the right, it may have helped that feeling just a touch.
Technically, the focus and exposure, etc. are very good. I do find the "shiny-ness" of the little animal a bit distracting. Maybe if you had one that was a bit more "matte" it wouldn't have reflected light quite so badly.
Can't really comment on post-processing, now can I? :)
An overall excellent shot, and while I don't know the rest of the field that well, I can honestly say, I think you were robbed on this one. I guess, probably, because you didn't have a real live bug in it. :(
If I need to further clarify or explain, please feel free to pm me.