This little bee, or fly, not sure which, was doing this strange little dance in the middle of the trail. He'd land in the dirt and shimmy about, shaking his little beehind, but not really accomplishing anything in the process. I don't know what the purpose any of this was.
This shot was taken about 6 feet away, using a monopod with my Nikon 70-300 VR zoom lens cranked up to 300mm.
Now here is a similar shot, same distance and settings but I cropped the image,
enlarging the image many times over.
Now that I think, is the pretty amazing part.
Judging by the first two comments, I am thinking what I was amazed about wasn't too clear. It wasn't the fact about the bug dancing about, it was the performance of the lens being able to produce this good of an image from such a distance away and being enlarged to the degree that it was.
I wasn't using a macro lens 12 inches away. Instead a 300mm 6 feet away from a bee-sized fly.