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European Peacock (Inachis io)

European Peacock (Inachis io)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-03 6:34
Viewed: 951
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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. The Peacock butterfly has figured in research where the role of eye-spots as anti-predator mechanism has been investigated.
In the British Isles, the butterfly is found in England, Scotland (including Orkney and Shetland), Wales and Ireland. The Peacock is expanding its range. The butterfly is not known to be threatened.

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Hello Siegfried,

Excellent photograph of this butterfly. Very nice PP work...Here is the difference between a snap shot and a photograph of a butterfly.
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes,

Ciao Siggi, great macro of beautiful Inachis io, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hallo Siegfried
super good and sharpness composition
beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-03 13:01]

Hi Siggi,perfect capture of this common but always beautiful butterfly,one of the most magic of our countries.Perfect sharpness,and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-10-03 15:47]

Hello Siggi,
A wonderful shot of this beautiful European Peacock butterfly. I can not see any evidence of a perch showing, so I am assuming this may be an inflight capture!! Sharply focused and displaying rich colors. Well done!!

Hi Siegfried,
nice shot of this beautiful peacock! Good color contrast with the whitish flower..
have a nice sunday

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-10-04 0:51]

Hello Sigi,
Excellent presentation of this Peacock in great sharpness, details and a nice chosen composition. Beautiful clear colours.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-10-05 7:57]

Hallo Sigi,
Immer schön das Tagpfauenauge zu sehen, hier in gutem Farbkontrast mit der verwelkten Blume.
Herzlich grüsst

Hello Siggi
wonderful shot of peacock butterfly, great framing and POV with wings open, sharpness and colors are superb
Have a good night

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