This beautiful flower offset the yellow of the daisy remnants was taken on the Fullerton Loop trail. I nearly stepped on this gem while taking photos of the nearby Brea Dam. You never know what you'll stumble across while you're out and about.
On my trip to Death Valley I was hoping to get some great detail shots of the wildflowers with my extension tube. However finding a flower that wasn't infested with mites was a challenge. Next time I'll make sure to go earlier in the wildflower season.
My trip to Death Valley was too late in the season to see the super-bloom, but I did see something I had never seen before, all the wildflowers were infested with tiny little red specks. I used my macro extension tube to get a better look and saw what looked like freaky red ticks. Doing a little research on the Internet I found out they are red velvet mites.