Nature is full of astounding shapes and colors, and as you zoom in even further it seems to become even more shocking. From the varied anthers of flowers to the spines on a beetle, the microcosm is full of surprises!
Galls are abnormal outgrowths on plants that can be caused by fungi, bacteria, or insects. I believe this one to be a species of Exobasidium (commonly found on the Ericaceae). Host plant in this picture is a Leonia