Today’s photo is of a left behind, cicada shell/skin/exoskeleton. According to the Wikipedia entry I browsed through, cicada spend most of their life in the ground. When they finally decide to come out, these insects shed their skin in a process called molting, spread their wings, fly, and leave their external (exo) skeletons clinging to the tree. That is what I found on a tree trunk right next to a side-walk. It was just hanging there, waiting for me to take a picture. But I procrastinated and waited and waited, too lazy to get the camera out, and after a few days of walking by this thing, (ya it was still there!!!), I finally did =).
I used the DA-L 55-300 with the Raynox DCR-150 attached to the front end. Didn’t have a tripod with me, which would have made things easier, but I made do with what I had.