293/365 Shutter release challenge

Crane fly


This crane fly was holding on tight in a strong wind. He’s on a plastic oil tank so resting my lens on the tank I got this shot by putting myself between him and wind. It was not an easy shot had to work for this one.

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292/365 Shutter release challenge

Mite Gall on Beech leaf.


I came across these growing on leaves on a beech tree. After a bit of searching on Google I discovered these are Galls. There are different types ,some are fly or wasp related and some are mite related. Inside  the gall lives the young from which ever insect or mite layed there eggs  in the leaf . Tried to identify to whom these galls belong. If anyone should know please let me know.