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.