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Inachis io

Inachis io
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-01 5:02
Viewed: 3311
Points: 46
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European Peacock
Paon du jour

No need to present this well-known butterfly again. I show it here because it's a while I hadn't taken pictures of it and it is still one of the most striking butterflies we have in Europe.
Because of my illness I haven't taken almost no pictures in August and have still to look back to my pictures of the beginning of Summer.

parasbhalla, Argus, rousettus, siggi, goatman04, roges, oanaotilia, horias, peter_stoeckl, boreocypriensis, Noisette, maurydv, ferranjlloret has marked this note useful
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Hello Anne,

What a lovely macro capture of the European Peacock! The sharpness and POV are perfect along with great use of comparatively shallow DOF. I like the position of the butterfly, spreading thorughout the picture, makes itself so real and lively. The light colored blurred BG enhances the beauty of the picture, by providing wonderful contrast to this dark reddish beauty.
Beautiful composition!

Have a nice day.

best regards,
Paras Bhalla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-01 5:27]

Bonjour Anne,
The colours, sharpness, BG POV and composition all contribute to a fine portrait of this fresh-looking Peacock Butterfly.
Très jolie!
Merci et bonne soirée,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-01 6:11]

Hallo Anne.
Ich habe dieses Jahr bei uns weit und breit noch keine sehen können (bzw fotografieren)
Ihren inachis io ist wunderschön auf dieser Blume.
Die Farben und die details und shärfe sind einfach fantastisch.
Liebe Grüße Siggi

Hello Anne
what a great close-up for amazing beautiful Peacock, my favourite bfly. I remember a book author say:
if I person dosent excite (affect), when he see this beautiful species; he should give up butterfly photography and observation. The author mean that Peacock is the most beautiful among European butterflies. Unfortunately I cant capture it.
Well, you are lucky to see and to capture with a great macro shot. coloration wonderful. focus and POV/DOF also great.
thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes

Hello Anne,

A fine close-up with vibrant colors, sharpness & details. Great POV. Well done & TFS.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-01 7:08]

Hello Anne,
What a fantastic clarity in this photo. The sharpness and details are excellent and the colours splendid. Very good POV, composition, OOF BG and DOF.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-01 7:13]

Hallo Anne,
super Bild ! Deine Serie geht weiter.
Ich warte schön auf die Reise nach Matterhorn.
Gute Besserung,

Ciao Anne, beautiful inachis with fantastic colors, fine details and superb sharpness, perfect focus and beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hy Anne
Is indeed one of the most beutiful butterflies from Europe. You captured it very well. The contrasting bg is putting more into evidence the shape of the wings. Congratulations for this capture.
All the best, Oana
Hope you will be ok soon!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-01 8:30]

Wonderful Inachis, lovely colors, sharp, great BG,POV.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-01 8:31]

Beautiful butterfly, excellent colors and markings well captured, very showy. It bit close and with some more of that beautiful background this would have been much better. I liked the background color spread, its like a watercolor painting. tfs.

hello Anne
super sharpness composition with great colours
super picture
greeting lou

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-09-01 11:15]

Hello Anne,

excellent sharpness and details of the European Peacok.
Colors and capture a re great here.
Best regards.

Ciao Anne. POV strepitoso con dettagli e colori eccezionali! Magnifica.


Liebe Anne,
das Tagpfauenauge in seiner strahlenden Schönheit sehr duftig und lebendig präsentiert. Die grosse Helligkeit des Bildes sorgt für eine Atmosphäre besonderer Leichtigkeit, dem prächtigen Sommerfalter sehr gut angemessen.
Der heurige Faltersommer ist noch lange nicht zu Ende - herrlich klare, sonnige Spätsommertage wünscht Dir herzlich

Hi Anne,

Amazingly beautiful macro capture of this beauty from top POV with superb details. Very well composed too.
TFS and cheers,


bonjour Anne
très beau gros-plan sur ce Paon-du-jour, sa pose nous montre ses magnifiques dessins, chaque partie du papillon est très bien detaillée
merci pour les délicieuses couleurs de l'arrière-plan
je te souhaite un prompt rétablissement

hello Anne
exceptional photo output-colour and details, very beautiful composition, the place of subject makes the difference…

Ciao Anne,
una meravigliosa immagine per una splendida farfalla, spumeggianti e delicati colori in una composizione straordinariamente elegante ed accurata, bellissimo scatto e ottimo lavoro di elaborazione.
Grazie e complimenti.
Buona giornata
Con amicizia

Bonjour Anne
Mais qu'il est beau,superbe photo,bravo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-09-02 12:06]

Hello Anne,
Beautiful capture of the Peacock showing it in a lovely pose against the light background. Great sharpness and the colours are wonderful! Very nicely framed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Bonjour Anne,

Voici une bien jolie image de ce beau Paon du jour! Les couleurs sont remarquables et j'adore le PDV que tu as su prendre sans l'effrayer. Grâce à cette vue on percoit bien la 3e dimension. Le fond doux rehausse joliment le papillon.

Une bien belle image et merci de la partager avec nous :-)


Bonjour Anne,
Une composition très intéressante de de celle-ci beau papillon. L'Inachis a des couleurs très belles.
Salut. Ferran.

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