This here is one of the most creepy insects in New Zealand. I believe that most people in NZ would not want a weta to walk on their hand. Not because they are dangerous, although they could pinch, but for the same reason most people don't like cockroaches either. They are creepy! I was quite skittish when I was photographing him!
There are other species of weta in NZ that are not so creepy.
I think it is the colour and weight of it that put me off from liking the weta.
Editing: Photoshop, Camera Raw, Color Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro.
As with most of my macro posts i used my 50mm prime reverse mounted to convert it into a macro lens.
I hope you are not too creeped out. Don't worry, this is probably the creepiest insect on my blog!