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Moths and Insects in Flight
Tony Tilford not only designed and built the high-speed photographic flash used for these pictures; he also produced the completely automatic detection and triggering system allowing unaccompanied photography of this fascinating subject. Developed over the course of a year, many problems were encountered especially the congregation of moths that had been attracted to the set-up overnight. Predation of this food source by birds became a conservation issue when numerous birds invaded the area each morning, sometimes disturbing the camera set-up. The problem was solved by timing the system to switch off well before dawn.
Elephant Hawk Moth
Deilephila elpenor
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Moth
Noctua fimbriata
Blood Vein Moth
Timandra griseata
Burnished Brass Moth
Diachrisia chrisitis
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Moth
Noctua janthina
Yellow-tailed Moth
Euproctis similis
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