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Butterfly Dance

Butterfly Dance
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Copyright: Martina Koloska (electra) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 0 N: 148] (679)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-13
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-15 7:56
Viewed: 4302
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I shot this Butterfly Saturday near a lake that is under Nature protection(The Aabachtalsperre). That Lake serves for the drinking water production. I had many shots of him and make this picture. I could not decide, which picture is better, so I made this. :-)

This is a Inachis io - The Peacock Butterfly(Nymphalidae)

Spot this dazzling butterfly with a wingspan of 55 to 63mm and know what beauty is all about! The colourful “eyes” of the upper wings actually function as a large part of the self-defence of this butterfly. They may frighten off hungry predators such as birds. If you see the butterfly display the blue eyes of the hindwing, you’ll know the butterfly will be taking off in a second!

Geographical distribution/ habitat:
Europe and the Northern part of Asia. Common in open fields, farmsteads, woodlands and gardens – where ever flowers grow.

Host plant:
Common Nettle (urticaceae) only.

Food plants:
Not very fussy on them, but particularly fond of Buddleia and thistles. Cirsium arvense “Creeping thistle” seems to be a big favourite of them – as well as of many other butterflies.

Flight time:
Single brooded and flies in July-September in Europe. Hibernates as an adult, and is one of the first butterflies to appear around March to April.

I hope you like it! :-)
And have a nice Day!

dew77, phlr, marhowie, wishnugaruda, wallhalla15, red45, mishe, chiliu, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-15 8:02]

Hello Martina!
Very nice captures and presentation.All shots are crisp clear and sharp.Excellent work!TFS...:-)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-15 8:31]

Excelent work on this composition!
A very beautiful butterfly!
Wonderful colors too!

Nice collage Martina. Great colors, details and I like your title here. An excellent note, Well done!

Hallo Martina,
mir gefällt Deine Kollage sehr gut.
Manchmal komplett in der Sonne, dann wieder ein Flügel im Schatten, das ist sehr schön.
Alle haben eine wunderbare Tiefenschärfe.
Das muss ich mit meiner neuen Kamera noch üben.
Ich war auch gerade im Wald unterwegs, aber mein Distelfalter saß leider nicht schön still und ich habe 2/3 der Bilder wieder gelöscht.
Übung macht den Meister - Du hast schon viel Übung! Vielen Dank und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-15 9:37]

Hello Martina,

Well, well you had big fun with your computer toolbox.
Interesting and origional presenation of this butterfly. (In Dutch Pauwenoog)

Thanks for sharing,


Tina, you have made an excellent collage with great pictures. It´s a great work. I like it. Thanks


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-15 16:49]

Superb work Martina! Colorfull, detailed, well composed. I like it!

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-08-15 16:56]

Hi Martina!
Very beautiful combination.
Colours and sharpness are excellent.
Very well done.TFS.
Best wishes and regards,

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-15 18:01]

Martina, that's really great. I like all the shots.

A very beautiful butterfly, a great composition.

Excellent and vivid colors. Very nice pov.


I really like the collage effect, Martina! It seems to show movement. Very nice colors and detail. Very nicely done :-) Thanks for sharing this unique perspective!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-15 20:48]

Great collage!
Very beautiful colour.

Very intersting post Martina!
I like your idea for this presentation.
All photos have nice POV and composition though the sharpness maybe could've been better.
Overall, very nice post.

Wonderful collage of this beautiful butterfly Martina! The colors are great and the different poses make this series of photos very interesting. TFS!

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