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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 11:25
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Hello All

today, i am going to the lake for looking for butterflies, it was a very warm and sunny day,
near the lake is a nice place full of beautiful purple flowers, on this place, i found finally my first butterfies of this year, they was four species there : European Peacocks, Red Admirals, Brimstones and Comma

I will posting one of each species in the next few days

I dedicate this first shot to Silvio ( Silvio2006 ), I promise him my first Butterfly of 2010

Dear Silvio, ii have not one but two butterflies for you, I hope you like It

Inachis io

The European Peacock (Inachis io), more commonly known simply as the Peacock butterfly, is a colourful butterfly, found in Europe, temperate Asia as far east as Japan. It is the only member of the genus Inachis (the name is derived from Greek mythology, meaning Io, [the daughter] of Inachus). It should not be confused or classified with the
"American peacocks" in the genus Anartia; these are not close relatives of the present species. The Peacock butterfly is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. It therefore often appears quite early in spring. See also Anglewing butterflies.


The butterfly has a wingspan of 50 to 55 mm. The base-colour of the wings is a rusty red, and at each wingtip it bears a distinctive, black, blue and yellow eye-spot.

The caterpillars grow up to 42 mm in length.

Reproduction and food

The butterfly hibernates over winter before laying its eggs in early spring, in batches of up to 500 at a time. The caterpillars, which are shiny black with six rows of barbed spikes and a series of white dots on each segment, hatch after about a week and feed on nettles and hops.
The adult butterflies drink nectar from a wide variety of flowering plants, including buddleia, willows, dandelions, wild marjoram, danewort, hemp agrimony, and clover; they also utilize tree sap and rotten fruit.


The Peacock can be found in woods, fields, meadows, pastures, parks, and gardens, and from lowlands up to 8,200 feet (2,500 m) elevation. It is a relatively common butterfly seen in many European parks and gardens.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-04-06 11:58]

Bonjour Jacqueline! Deux pour le prix d'un! :-) Jolie composition, couleurs vives et naturelles et un bokeh du tonnerre, bravo!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-04-06 12:12]

Hello Jacqueline,
Fine capture of two Peacock butterflies in the spring. It is nice to see two together taken from a good POV with great clarity and colours against an OOF natural BG and in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and good night,

Hi Jacqueline,
A picture full of perspective and good technique! reaglo for Silvio excellent, very beautiful light and composition.
TFS, Regards, Jesús

Hi Jacqueline,

This is a beautiful picture of these two peacock butterflies. A good POV shows their wonderful markings and they are taken in good detail. The colour is very good and the background is nice and blurry.
Great capture and TFS


WOOOOW Jacqueline, two splendid beauty for me, thanks my friend:)
wonderful couple with fantastic colors, lovely blurry BG, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, I like a lot, grazie, bravissima, ciao Silvio

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-04-06 12:35]

Hi Jacqueline,

Lovely double take of beautiful color and very unusual composition.



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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-04-06 12:36]

Bonsoir Jacqueline,
Quel dévouement!
Le grand cadeau pour Silvio.
Très belle composition, félicitations.
Une soirée tranquille,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-04-06 12:40]

What a great double Inachis io capture!
Wonderful gift for Silvio!
Amazing details and colors.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-04-06 12:41]

Salut Jacqueline
Tres jolie composition.Image bien en focus avec un bon pdv.J'aime bien également les couleurs
Merci Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-06 12:44]

Hello Jacqueline,
The sharpness is not perfect, but a very beautiful photo of these butterflies in great colours. Good composition, POV and OOF BG.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-04-06 13:54]

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Very nice macro shot of these together butterflies,very good sharpness and great colors.An excellent composition.TFS and have a nice evening.

nice double team!! good composition

bonjour Jacqueline

très jolie photo de ces papillon, jolie dédicace à Silvio,
excellent POV pour nosu montrer les patterns des ailes,
excellent focus netteté détails, belle luminosité, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-04-06 23:24]

Hello Jaqueline,
A great macro capture of these Peacock butterflies in a fine composition with lovely colours, wonderful details, nice DOF/POV. TFS my friend.Best regards Siggi

An amazing shot, Jacqueline.I've not seen a shot of two of these peacocks very often.
Very well done!

Very well Jaqueline! Magic coloured couple fo Silvio. Intrigant light.


hello Jacqueline
super pose with 2 butterfly,s and great sharpness
beautiful colours and nice light
greeting lou

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2010-04-07 22:23]

Bonjour Jacquie.. Very beautiful pair of butterflies, nice to see them sharing the same flower without problem. Very nice focus and colors.. Well done


Hi MF Jacqueline,

Fantastic macro capture of this pair of peacock with nice lighting and DOF! It seems really great!
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-04-08 18:35]

Hello Jacqueline,
Wonderful image of this beautiful pair of butterflies. The colours and details captured by your camera work are splendid. Thanks for sharing this fine image Rick

Hello Jacqueline,

Very special photo according to me. Excellent captured. Macro, POV,and other details perfect. Are they male and female or different species?. They are seem pretty.TFS.


Gracias como siempre por tus amables comentarios Jacqueline. La verdad es que si no me hubieras votado no pensaba en tí últimamente, y es que además publicas pocas fotografías!
Bonito trabajo en pareja de una mariposa que en muchas ocasiones nos da dificultades técnicas por sus complicadas textutas y especiales brillos y colores.
Bien resuelta aunque con una ligera falta de nitidez.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Bonjour Jacqueline
belle photo, les couleurs et la netteté excellente.
de l'amitié

Ciao Jacqueline,
deux très jolis papillons pour une belle dédicace à Silvio, bonne netteté et splendides couleurs, parfait point de vue et cadrage.
Merci et félicitations
Bon dimanche
Ciao Maurizio

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2010-04-10 12:57]

Hello Jacqueline !
Super photo and nice inscription for Silvio, this year European Peacock was also my first butterfly.
I am greeting Slawek

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-12 4:09]

Hi Jacqueline,
a very pleasant capture of these butterflies in excellent colours and brightness. I like the repeating pattern of the wings and its big eyes.
Lovely composition in excellent sharpness.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-04-12 4:12]

Bonjuor Jacqueline,
Butterflies, great beauty ...
Composition, vivid colors and detail, perfect.
Best wishes,

Bonjour Jacqueline,

Ces deux papillons sur la fleur sont impressionnant. la prise de vue rapprochée permet de voir avec précision les détails et les couleurs des papillons Inachis io. Le sujet est bien cadré. la lumière de l'après-midi rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-04-12 6:26]

Hello Jacqueline,
Wonderful spring capture of two Peacocks! I like your POV and the fine details and beautiful colours.
I saw the first one in our garden today!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Jacqueline,
Nice capture of Peacock couple in flowers. It is my dream species and I have not still seen it. You are lucky, not only see this pretty butterfly, but also a couple. You shot nice also with focus, POV, colors and composition. It is a nice dedication to our friend Silvio.
Thanks for sharing these beauties. Well done
have a good night,

Hellow Jacqueline,
A stunning photo with precision timing and cleverly framed with the two butterflies.Nice sharp image and an array of warm colours for your spring, well done.

Hi Jaqueline,

a pity the first one are nt sharp enough, but good composition an fine colours.
Very nice dedication.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-04-30 3:43]

Hi Jacqueline!
What a wonderful gift for Silvio!
Great capture : two in one :))
Good sharpness. Excellent light and colours.
ciao! Vanda

Bonjour Jacqueline
Tu as vu 2 paons du jour sur la même fleur !!! quelle chance, en plus ils sont entier...
Merci pour ce beau cliché.
Moi qui n'arrive pas à le rencontrer, l'autre jour, enfin , j'en vois 1.... il était tout abîmé...
Bref, je ne désespère pas, et en attendant je regarde tes photos

Hi Jacqueline,
das ist wirklich bezaubernd, 2 Tagpfauenaugen auf einem Bild zusammen, ein wundervoller Moment.
Brilliante Farben, gute "Action", tolles Foto, vielen Dank.
Liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Jacqueline,
CONGRATULATIONS on becoming Grand Mother. My best wishes. A nice capture of these peacock butterfly. A nice dedication. Good composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Dear Jacqueline,
Although focus seems a very little soft, a great dedication to Silvio with a beautiful pair of peacocks. Excellent lights, natural colors, pose and DoF, and a pleasant image overall. Tfs this double beauty.
Friendly regards, László

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