Befriending

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    It took quite a bit of coaxing before this Pandorus Sphinx calmed down and landed on my wrist.You could really feel his wings fanning the air when he flew close.

    steveartist, oXane, kami1928, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. steveartist 49 months ago | reply

      Wow! How DO you do this!? That's a fabulous moth. I love those lush greens.

    2. Sea Moon 49 months ago | reply

      You have to see one in person, because this shot only hints at how delicate and velvety it looks.

      I put my fingers up against the moth's front legs. He freaked out and flapped and sat vibrating his wings, but after a few attempts, he landed on my hand and stayed there for about a minute.

    3. raysunshine_15205 49 months ago | reply

      I envy your success, as well as your ability to shoot left handed.

    4. go ask alice, ı think she'll know 49 months ago | reply

      "I put my fingers up against the moth's front legs. He freaked out and flapped and sat vibrating his wings, but after a few attempts, he landed on my hand and stayed there for about a minute."

      : )

    5. richard.heeks 49 months ago | reply

      Great! That's a giant. I enjoyed sitting really close to a hovering Hummingbird-Hawk moth last year. They can really tolerate you if you sit still.

    6. Theo Groen 49 months ago | reply

      That's a big one, moth whisperer.

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