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Inachis io

Inachis io
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Leica 36-432mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): papillon en europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-17 1:34
Viewed: 3780
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Peacock butterfly – Scientific name : Inachis io – Family : Nymphalidae.
Description : Unmistakable, chocolate brown above with peacock eye-spot on each wing. The Inachis io is tall and beautiful butterfly of 6-7cm scale.
When it is disturbed, this butterfly rubs its wings with noise. The superb eyes on its wings are used to frighten the predators, which see there the eyes of a bigger animal. The male and the female are identical.
Males perch to await females. After mating, females lay batches of eggs on leaves or stems of stinging nettle. Larvae feed in late spring and early summer, the caterpillar is black thorny. Adults emerge in summer and overwinter until the following spring. It flies up to 2500m of altitude.
Photo : Slightly cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN. This picture was made on the edge of Annecy lake.

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Superb capture, Christian. Saturation, composition and focus are first rate.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-17 3:08]

HI Christian, this one looks like he has been through a few scrapes. The composiiton is good as is the focus and DOF. Well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-17 3:59]

Hi Taz, what a pretty butterfly. Well captured and nice and sharp. 6-7cms - it is quite a big one too.
Have a good holiday and come back soon. Please say hello to Lake Annecy from me please! I love that place.

Hi Christian,
Amazing colour!
Very sharp image, excellent composition.
Great shot!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-17 4:53]

One of the most beautiful butterflies!
Very good photo of this species!
5* and favourite!

Great capture Taz! Excellent colors, light and details..Well composed and a great grassy setting for BG. Have a GREAT HOLIDAY MY FRIEND!!!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-17 8:12]

Hello Christian,

Great photo! Stunning colors, well composed and razorsharp details. This is good. Well done & TFS!


You have now dominated your Lumix! Excellent capture.
I see wonderful details, colours and quality. Nothing to say about the SUBJECT. Congrats and best wishes.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-07-17 8:59]

Un superbe papion, les couleurs et la netteté son excellentes.

Félicitations !!

Très belle illustration de ce papillon, sur un fond qui le met bien en valeur. Exposition de l'ensemble très réussie, avec juste ce qu'il faut de contraste. Couleurs vives et naturelles. Bonnes vacances à vous, Christian, avec, bien sûr, de belles opportunités photographiques.

Hi Christian, wonderful sharp butterfly. Great picture. Exellent work. And thank you for posting it here.

Hi Christian, blazing colours, clean composition and nice details all make for a excellent capture. I would expect nothing less from your hand. Very nice work.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-17 14:32]

It´s a good one Christian,
fantastic composition, very good in pov, great colours, good dof, realy good shot my friend,
gr. Jaap

Lovely colorful composition. A real beauty.

Composition/placement: ****
Exposure: *****
Focus/sharpness: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Centre of interest: ****
Impact: ****

Overall: ****

*Acceptable, **Average, ***Good, ****Great, *****Outstanding

Salut Christian
Sharpness: 5/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 5/5
POV: 5/5
Great shot
In a friendly way Christophe

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-17 17:21]

Ah, well known Inachis io! One of most beautifull European butterflies. You captured it in great way - every detail on its wings is well visible. Great work!

Happy holidays Christian! I'll write to you just after your return - you know - we're waiting for decision about our holidays - everything is in hands of our bosses.

Très belle photo Christian! Jolies couleurs. Excellents détails et belle netteté. TFS
Bonnes vacances!

Great macro Christan. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details Very good job. WEll done

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-18 2:14]

Hello Christian!
Wonderful close up.Contrast,vivid colors,sharpness,POV,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-07-18 10:27]

Very good macro, nice butterfly, Christian. I like it. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-18 17:02]

Christian, another stunning shot.

Excellent and vivid colors, perfect sharpness, a very beautiful moment. I also enjoy contrast a lot.

Excellent job.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-18 17:29]

Beautiful butterfly, Christian. Gorgeous colors and patterns. Very sharp details, great composition and light. Well done and TFS. : )

Hello Christian!
Wonderful close up.Sharpness,POV,details,colors and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-17 12:56]

Hi Crhristian,

A perfect shot of this colorfull butterfly,well captured,


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