Surprises in Nature

Challenge #157 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this nature challenge, show the viewers something you have found which is beautiful, interesting, in an unexpected place, or makes you pause and wonder at it. Perhaps it is a flowering plant growing in a sidewalk, (footpath), an insect on a flower, where you didn't expect it to be, wave patterns in the sand, a 'face' in the bark of a tree.... There should be an element of surprise in your entry, so the viewer is able to enjoy that moment too. Macro and close-ups welcome. Please, no humans, domestic pets, and minimal man-made structures. Size of entry: 1,600px MAXIMUM on the longer side.
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Suprising Fly Macro.
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Taking macro photographs in my garden I came across this tiny fly with a surprisingly large red growth on its body.
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Submitted: Monday, 29th June, 2015 22:25 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 29th June, 2014
Focal length: 88.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Notes: Taken with a modified & diffused flash which gives the effect of a very dark background.
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