Poplar Hawk Moth (Laothoe populi) photograph

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Poplar Hawk Moth (Laothoe populi) photographed at the Biodiversity Day event at Manch Estate. (© 2008 Calvin Jones)

I’d just been listening to wildlife photographer Mike Brown giving a talk about how taking a different view can often make a very striking image of a relatively common subject — something I always try to do in my own photography. I think in this image I’ve managed to do that.

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Here’s a more conventional view of the same animal — beautiful… no matter which way you look at it.

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