Photographed just now with the Nikon D3000, on auto.
I was taking photos from a distance when I begged it to come down and pose for me awhile – and it did! I read (later) that males have grey forewings, the females cream.
I saw a snake this morning, beyond the house next door. Sunning itself, it looked to be uncoiling but stopped when it saw me see it. I did not linger for a photograph. Fortunately, Vika did not see it – she might have rushed it. Probably an adult brown snake, the common species around here. No more walking about in the dark, for me, until winter!
Do have a good day. I better get back to my revision. 🙂