Day 169 of the 365 Before Thirty project – Was walking home spacing out and not really looking for anything to photograph when I spotted a bright yellow flash on a plant beside the path. Turned out to be this stunning yellow moth just resting there. I took a few photos as it sat on the plant when it took off and landed on my hand and simply stayed there.
Took quite a few more shots after which it started to beat its wings without taking it off. It did this for a good minute and a half during which I took even more shots before it took off. Whole experience was pretty amazing.
Bonus pics: On the plant, on the hand, staring directly into the camera and waiting to achieve take off.