So Swiftly Does the Sun Rise

Yes, this is nearly the same shot I posted yesterday. It has the same two friendly oak galls nestled comfortably in the crook of the oak leaf..


Nikon D5100 f/5.6 ISO800 1/250sec 210mm – Summer 2012

But the sun has sprung up and is shining glorious, brilliant light over all our 40 acres, even these two humble galls!


I guess these are some sort of galls on this Hackberry tree.


Nikon D5100 f/6.7 1/125sec focal length 116mm – Summer 2012

It is odd how a photo of an injury or disease can still come out beautiful. I think it is mostly due to the color. What do you think? Is it beautiful? Would black and white make it less so?