On the stem of one of the garden shrubs.
I placed a blurred background on an A4 sheet of paper behind the cranefly in the first 2 images, and in the last, being so close meant a darkness beyond anyway.
Two tubes for the first two, and all three tubes for the third image:
Copyright: Paul Iddon - A View of the UK
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/250 sec, f/10, ISO 200