i finally got a chance this past weekend to go hit my favorite spot in cades cove, sparks lane.
while just walking down the road, some flowers were blooming, this particular bug was having a time on this one bloom.
after closer inspection of this insect, i thought it was too cool. its amazing what you see in the “little world” when shooting macros. you realize just how things so small have such a huge impact on the larger things.
I was worried i might chase this little guy off, it was eating and cleaning itself, with its “hands” that look like crab claws.
it actually reminded me of what we view as dinosaurs, with it’s hard shelled body and unique features
so who is to say dinosaurs are extinct? they still exist, it’s just they have adapted to modern day life, maybe something humans need to learn how to do?
best to view this larger
i shot this macro using a nikon diopter lens attached to a canon 75-300mm lens