Monday, July 29, 2013

(S)he came through the bathroom window*

Diaphanous and fluttering in white.  All I did was leave the light on and the bathroom window open.

Swallowtail moth, Ourapteryx sambucaria
Swallowtail moth, Ourapteryx sambucaria
One of the largest UK moths, you'd want it to be an exotic rarity but, apparently, they're quite common on July nights in the UK.  Captured with the aid of my Sigma 180mm macro, flash and softbox - and a good deal of personal contortion as it sat on the ceiling.

*Lennon/MaCartney composed Beatles song but the best version is by Joe Cocker.

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