Poplar Hawk Moth (Laotho populae)

I found this huge moth at the side of a small pool and thought, this must be a Hawk Moth. It is in fact a Poplar Hawk Moth and they regularly rest by day in undergrowth or leaves which can give a camouflage effect. Not so in this case but it was in a spot that would not normally be frequented by other than browsers like myself. A lovely specimen. The file may be a bit large as I have been experimenting with Raw files but I do not think my old computer is up for the job.