After mowing the lawn today I got to use the new manual extension tubes on my Sony A300 I purchased from Amazon. Since I have 35mm film lenses that I use on the A300 I felt comfortable shooting in full manual mode with the extension tubes. What I wasn’t expecting is how soft and wide the edges are with my first choice of lens ( Minolta 50mm f 1:1.7 ). I think it will be a little sharper when I shot with just one extension ring on not all tree at once. I did not get to try that today as we had plans for early this evening. As I downloaded the pics tonight I found a picture I took but thought it would not come out at all. The light was wrong, the angle I had to shot it was wrong and most of the subject was not in an advantageous position for my to get a proper shot. I took it anyway. Now I am glad I did. Below is that shot and it all started when I rescued this little fellow from path of the blades of my mower earlier. I remembered I had moved this little one out-of-the-way of my mowing and really thought it would be gone but it was not. So I took this shot and did not have any idea what to expect but what I found was something extraordinary. Can anyone guess what it is? No prizes awarded I am afraid but this should be fun.