30 June 2012

Elephant Hawk Moth

Elephant Hawk Moth by Paul Miguel
Elephant Hawk Moth, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

Photographed today on my Insects and Flowers Photography Course at Fairburn Ings, Yorkshire. It's not often I add my own backgrounds, but for these moths we had the perfect opportunity to create something really striking. The use of yellow material as a backdrop completely transformed the setting, making a bold image with strong contrasting colours. This technique is fairly easy to do, with a bit of preparation. A home made silver reflector also added a little bit of light to the shadow areas.

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