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Brown Peacock

Brown Peacock
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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: 2009-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-26 1:03
Viewed: 4231
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Brown Peacock or Scarlet Peacock (Anartia amathea) is a species of nymphalid butterfly, found primarily in South America. The type locality is probably Surinam, and the species is found from Panama to Argentina; Grenada, Barbados, Antigua. It is reported as common in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, the Brazilian highlands, the eastern Amazon, the Guianas, Venezuela, and Panama, as well as Trinidad and other Caribbean islands. North American records are either in error or refer to strays.

Larval host plants are mostly undetermined, but these include the families Acanthaceae and Labiatae.

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Hello Siegfried,
Perfect shot of this beautiful butterfly. TFS.

Hi and Good Morning Neighbour and MF Siggi,

An awesome close-up capture of this peacock from top POW providing all details of the upperwings with excellent clarity and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice day!


Czesc Siggi
Widze ze cos nowego Nowe miejsce, nowy kontynent i nowy gatunek motyla. Bardzo ciekawa fotka ladnego motyla z pieknie rozmytym tlem, dobra kompozycja i naturalnymi kolorami
Bardzo ladne zdjecie

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-26 1:20]

Hello Siegfried
A beautiful butterfly that I never seen, capture with wonderful natural colors, sharp details and clear Bg.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-08-26 1:35]

Very nice colors and details!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-26 1:37]

Excellent composition and what a beautiful butterfly, fine pose and lighting. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-26 1:57]

You was lucky to meet this beauty in your American trip! What a beautiful specie,the colors and the design are fantastics! Perfect point of view for the best result,my best compliments for this "different" butterfly! Have a nice day,Luciano

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-26 2:18]

Witaj Siggi,
Widze, ze prezentujesz ameykansa faune. Bardzo atrakcyjne zdjecie, dosknala poza, dokladma ostrosc no i bardzo ladne kolory i wzory skrzydel.
Czekam na dalsze, Pawel

Excellent shot with fine sharp details, perfect focus, nice natural colors and light, beautiful blured BG,
TFS, regards,

Hi Siegfried,

Marvellous macro capture of the Brown Peacock! The colors are very natural with great sharpness. The POV and DOF are very nicely managed. Focusing on the subject is superb. Very well seen!

thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-26 3:43]

Slav Sîggî,
Very good macro shot of this lovely butterfly in nice pose.The colours,sharp details and clear BG are very good.Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-26 3:46]

Hello Siegfried,
Very beautiful photo of this Brown Peacock. The colours are natural and the sharpness and details excellent. Good composition, POV and OOF BG.

Hello Siggi,

This is a beautiful capture of this Peacock butterfly with such vibrant colors, sharpness & details. Well done!



Hi Siegfried. Litlle OOF but great compo and spectacular colours. Nice light too.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-26 6:08]

Wonderful colors, great sharp, POV BG very good.

Superb macro of this spectacular butterfly Siegfried.
TFS and regards,

hello siegfried
great colored composition with very good details
super sharpness
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Siegfried,

what an very nice image from this beautiful butterfly.
Good pov and fine colours.


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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-08-26 11:39]

Zdravo Siggi!
Colours,light and sharpness are excellent.
With best wishes,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-08-26 11:50]

Hi Siegfried. Top Marks for this one mt friend. A first class view of this Brown Peacock . So we can see the open wing markings. which you have taken with fine detail. And rich colours. well done TFs.

Hello Siegfried
this is a very nice and colorful butterfly and i like his pose an this stem
you have taken this scarlett peacock with great details
the color tones of the BG is wonderful
Have a good night

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-08-26 13:15]

Hello Siegfried, excellent close-up shot of this butterfly from nice point of view with nice details.
TFS and G's,

Preciosa Siegfried !, además una especie muy poco vista, al menos por esta latitud. Preciosos colores y encuadre fantástico. Un poco más de enfoque y sería perfecta.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Siegfried,

Magnificent capture of this Anartia amathea, great POV that teaches all the plane of the butterfly's wings. beautiful colors and an optimal composition, making good use of the trunk in diagonal. Congratulations!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-08-26 17:20]

Hi Siggi,

This Peacock is a beauty! A perfect position to show off the glorious colors and wonderful wing markings. An excellent shot with magnificent clarity. I love the background and the composition on the diagonal tree trunk.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-08-26 19:02]

Hello Siegfried,
You post an awesome butterfly photo with super sharp detail and excellent exposure. Love the composition and gorgeous natural colors. Well done!!

Hi Siggi,
It's so good to see a South American butterfly specie in Your beautiful composing style. I've never heard about this specie before, but not being an insect specialist, it isn't a surprise.
Although sun didn't shine I guess, colors are good, so is the bg blur and the whole compo. Focus seems a little, but very little indeed, soft. Otherwise a top class image.
Tfs, best regards, László

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-08-30 4:13]

great butterfly macro with vivid colors and perfect focus.
Best wishes

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-30 5:42]

Hello Siggi,
I missed this fine capture of the Scarlet Peacock Taken from a great POV to show its open wings with excellent sharpness, lighting and colours against a fine plain BG. You were lucky to see this S., C. American and Carribean species in S. Carolina!
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Siggi,
The markings and colors of the butterfly are amazing. A wonderful composition, I love what you did placeing the butterfly in the corner. However did you find this is the U.S.A.? I like it.

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