Britain has suddenly hauled itself up the Olympic Games medal table - though 'hauled' is a rather crude word for the wonderfully smooth rowing of our women's pair. The science of rowing fascinates me as an occasional sculler; watch as the boats pause, indeed almost slip back slightly, before each surge forward as the oars dip and pull. Any designer who could crack this hiccough would win every medal going.
Anyway, I will try to feature moths appropriate to each grade of medal between now and Monday, although I will be lucky if the trap provides me with such ideal candidates as the Silvery Arches or the Goldwing. This morning, though, this Burnished Brass was dozing away and it will do nicely for bronze. I'm posting two pictures to show how another interesting department of science - focus - affects even micro-mode digital photographs of a creature as small as a moth. The first is better focused on the BB's head and tufty hairstyle; the second on its glowing wing. Perhaps you can make another technical breakthrough by merging them on Photoshop.
You can click on the pics to make them exquisitely, or frighteningly, bigger.