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While my wife is not the biggest fan of the humble moth, even she is forced to admit that they can have moments of incredible cuteness – like this specimen:

Wing Shot

This delightful pink moth was found on a small bush outside of a store in inner Sydney. Not having my camera on me then, I carefully picked it up (and the bark it rested upon) and took it home. So if the shot above has an artificial “studio” feel to it, that’s why.

Frontal Shot

It was just so incredibly cute! I was especially pleased with this facial shot and my subject was a delight to photograph I have to say – not even trying to escape! Unfortunately in the years since I saw this moth, I actually haven’t run across another one. So it was a pretty special encounter!