Good day, Steemians!
After a few days absence for an especially epic, beautiful, and inspiring weekend, I'm grateful to return to the Steemitsphere here with a lovely entry to the Steemit Photo Challenge #46 for bokeh. For anyone unawares and curious, bokeh is a photographic technique that captures aesthetically pleasing but out of focus light.
Thanks again and again @jamtaylor & @berniesanders for hosting & sponsoring the SPC! Way to go @blueorgy for making a new site for it too! Thank you @melodyrussell for being our guest judge this week!
Here's my submission:
Taken on a Canon t2i
It's a lovely day to be a lovely caterpillar, eh?
Did you know that when a caterpillar is inside its cocoon, it breaks down into primordial goo that somehow just knows to reassemble itself into a butterfly?
This little creature may become a black swallowtail butterfly. I don't have any shots of them, but I'll yoink something off pixabay.com to share with you droves of bug lovers swarming to my post:
That's particularly pretty AND uses bokeh too! But again, this one is not my photo, and it is not an entry.
Definitely a handsome fella at various stages of his life! The beautiful pigments of butterfly wings are actually tiny scales that rub off like powder if they are touched. If they rub off, they don't grow back. They may still be able to fly as long as the clear wing membrane is not torn or punctured. Handle your butterflies with care!