Close up photos of a Giant Moth

close up photos of a giant moth

During my Easter vacation I happened to come across a really big (she was half of my palm) moth. All of a sudden, when I opened a metallic door I heard a desperate hovering below below it. And there she was, one of her wings was caught under the door and it was mildly injured. So the only reason that she didn't fly away to avoid my snooper camera was cause she just couldn't. 

During the rescue process I managed to pull her as gently as I could:

close up photos of a giant moth
close up photos of a giant moth

But look at these "eyes" on her wings. Such a spectacular back, don't you think? And a great defense stratedy. These structures are mistaken by the bird for big eyes of a creature hiding so they balk to attack them.

close up photos of a giant moth
close up photos of a giant moth
close up photos of a giant moth
close up photos of a giant moth
close up photos of a giant moth

PS. I am now more sure than ever that I have to invest in a good macro lens. Yeah sure.