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Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 13 May 2016 in Animal & Insect.

Peacock Pansy Junonia almana, Nymphalidae


昔者庄周梦为蝴蝶,栩栩然蝴蝶也,自喻适志与,不知周也。俄然觉,则戚戚然周也。不知周之梦为蝴蝶与,蝴蝶之梦为周与?周与蝴蝶则必有分矣。此之谓物化。
昔者莊周夢為蝴蝶,栩栩然蝴蝶也,自喻適志與,不知周也。俄然覺,則戚戚然周也。不知周之夢為蝴蝶與,蝴蝶之夢為周與?週與蝴蝶則必有分矣。此之謂物化。 (traditional)

Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things.

Chuang Chou (translated by Lin Yutang)
Source: Wikiquote

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/125 second F/4.5 ISO 100 105 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

That is a beautiful story...
and you have a beautiful image here...a dreamy one :))))))

13 May 2016 5:56am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a perfectly sweet image this makes . . and, yes, the Chuang Chou dilemma occupies us all . .

13 May 2016 6:40am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Chuang Chou****

13 May 2016 11:24am

Anita B from Bretagne, France

MA GNI FI QUE !! 20*

13 May 2016 1:03pm

Harmonia from Bondues, France

Very nice

13 May 2016 5:19pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Wow. This has to be worth 5 stars Helen. Well done. And the words that go with it are perfect. Some people are like butterflies they flutter from thing to another, never staying with one thing for long. Have a lovely Weekend.

13 May 2016 9:00pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Stunning capture.

13 May 2016 9:51pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a beauty.

14 May 2016 2:13am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

beau

14 May 2016 9:12am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors & bokeh!
L O V E L Y !!!!

14 May 2016 4:42pm

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