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If you read up on macro photography, you will hear that the best way to make use of narrow depth of field is to shoot your insect side on (see second photo). Let me just suggest there are many more ways to (I was going to say skin a cat but I understand that inappropriate these days http://theanimalrightsactionsite.blogspot.ca/2014/01/animal-friendly-alternatives-for-common.html). So I will just say there are many ways to climb the tree. My point is that what is technically the best solution may not be as appealing to the eye as some other approach. Posture is a language unto its own and as photographers it’s helpful to be aware of that.