Large, mostly black butterfly [possibly Papilio Memnon] seeking moisture from the floor of the poolside shower in the apartment garden.
This species is of nervous disposition, is difficult to get close to, usually flutters constantly, and often has rather battered wings.
I have not seen this species in Bangkok before, so was rather shocked to come upon this evidently perfectly intact specimen as I strolled back to my apartment from a gym session; I dashed home, grabbed the camera and the macro lens, dashed back to the garden, was shocked to see it was still trying to cure its thirst; I was even more shocked to find that it tolerated me laying on the pebbled concrete with the lens hood not even 30cm away from it.
All days are good...some are even better than good...
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