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The Scathophagidae is a small family of Muscoidea which are often known as "Dung-flies" although this name is not appropriate except for a few species of the genus Scathophaga which do indeed pass their larval stages in animal dung. The name probably derives from the "Common Yellow Dung-fly", S. stercoraria, which is one of the most abundant and ubiquitous flies in many parts of the northern hemisphere.

Red Deer taken at Lochranza on the Isle of Arran. The Area around Lochranza is home to a large population of red deer. I was shooting a landscape of Lochranza Castle when I heard a noise behind me. I looked around and saw 3 red deer about to cross the stream. I swung the camera around on the tripod and took the shot. No time to make any adjustments f22 - ISO64 - 1/6sec, I almost nailed it. The leading deer is slightly out of focus as it was moving into the water. The other two stood still…

Carrick Shore. Check it out on my Flickr page. Carrick Shore enjoys a unique rural setting and provides a romantic hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Situated only 3 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet, the safe Carrick shore is a place of unspoilt natural beauty boasting a picturesque sandy beach. This haven of peace and tranquillity reflects in its way the overall beauty and charm of the area.

Moon Over Pladda. Pladda Lighthouse and Ailsa Craig from Kildonan, Isle of Arran. Check it out on my Flickr Page.