Butterfly Glow

“Butterflies are not insects,’ Captain John Sterling said soberly. ‘They are self-propelled flowers.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

I really like the glow of pastel colors going on in the bokeh (the out of focus background) in this shot. At the time, it was not my intent to photograph butterflies; the butterfly blog posts are the result of seeing something unexpected and aiming the camera before the moment — and the opportunity — fluttered away. I didn’t have the ideal lens for the shooting conditions; some pretty significant cropping occurred in the final images. But, as they say, sometimes the best camera for the job is the one you have on hand. I set my aperture wide open to intentionally drop the ugly background that was in frame, creating an interesting backdrop instead.

If you’ve liked the last two butterfly posts, please visit again tomorrow for a final fluttering photo. And it’s a good thing it’s the last – there’s surprisingly few interesting/intriguing butterfly quotes out there to go with them.

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"Butterfly Glow" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/1.8 at 1/800 sec., 85 mm

“Butterfly Glow” [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/1.8 at 1/800 sec., 85mm
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