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Peacock Butterfly

Peacock Butterfly
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-16
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Peacock Butterflies, Butterfly & Dragonfly [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-18 3:50
Viewed: 6824
Points: 18
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Peacock butterfly
These butterflies get their name from the large and colourful eyespots on their wings, which resemble those on the tail of the peacock.

Wingspan: about 60mm.

Physical Description
The upper wing is mostly red with black markings and a large yellow and purple eye spot at the tip. Lower wings are red with a dark blue eye spot surrounded by a white ring. The butterflys body is dark reddish brown and usually covered in shiny hairs.

Caterpillars are black, spotted with white and have shiny black spines along their back and sides.

Peacocks inhabit most of temperate Europe and Asia.

They are found in orchards, gardens and other places where there are lots of flowers.

The caterpillars' foodplants are nettles and sometimes hops. Adults feed on nectar from flowers such as thistles and buddleia. During late summer they will also feed from over-ripe fallen fruit.

Adults hibernate through the winter in hollow trees, rock crevices, stone walls and even in houses. Caterpillars feed gregariously but disperse to pupate away from the foodplant.

This species only has a single generation each year with the mature individuals hibernating through the winter and emerging to lay eggs in spring.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-18 4:01]
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Hello Biswarup,
Wonderful close up.POV,colors,contrast,lighting,details,framing and composition are excellent.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-18 4:07]

Hi Biswarup,

Good capture with natural colors of this peacock butterfly,havent seem them here around this year have probably to wait a bit longer,


Hi Biswarup

Very nice work. Well done. Composition is great with good clear details. :-)

Beautiful capture.
Good composition and great sharpness and colour.

A materpiece of a picture, Biswarup.
Your mastery over the medium is getting manifest in each of your new pictures.
Well done and have a good day.

blood like red and green bg; superbe

Hello Biswarup,
Tack sharp focus and brilliant color nicely set off against the soft green foliage. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

Great macro Biswarup. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done, Thank you for posting.

wonderful colors and sharpen
excellent image

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-25 6:36]

Very beautiful photo os this wonderful Nymphalidae!
Excellent POV with wings wide open!
Very good DOF and details!
Very good on colours too!
5* and TFS!

Nice close up.. Good info, I don't get to see those where I live so it's very interesting..

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