This is a beautiful moth I photographed in my garden a few years back. Its presence was discovered by my daughter Vaishnavi, who urged me to take this shot. This moth was about 2 1/2 inches long and was resting on a leaf, quite camouflaged deep inside dwarf palm tree plants.
It was a late evening and the sun had already started to set. The place was surrounded by many plants and leaves. It was difficult for me to erect a tripod. So I had to hold the camera in hand and asked my daughter to hold the flash in an appropriate angle.