Spirit of a Butterfly.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is ‘Beautiful Spirits of the Natural World.’

I was considering various nature images, completely forgetting a series of photos from the mid 1980s. It was only when checking out a different image I was considering that I remembered the series. I was photographing a variety of nature subjects using Scotch Chrome 1000 slide film for its grain in combination with soft focus or diffusion filters.

The photo shows a Brimstone Butterfly feeding on Buddleia taken using a soft focus filter. Buddleia is also known as the Butterfly Bush.

Brimstone Butterfly in soft focus.