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European Peacock

European 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: 2008-10-17
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-12 3:22
Viewed: 2350
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Peacock butterfly (Inachis io), more commonly known simply as the Peacock butterfly, is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe and Asia. It is the only member of the genus Inachis which is sometimes included in Nymphalis. 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 butterfly hibernates over winter before laying its eggs in early spring, in batches of up to 500 at a time. The caterpillars, which are shiny black with six rows of barbed spikes and a series of white dots on each segment, hatch after about a week and feed on nettles and hops.
The adult butterflies drink nectar from a wide variety of flowering plants, including buddleia, sallows, dandelions, wild marjoram, danewort, hemp agrimony, and clover; they also utilize tree sap and rotten fruit

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Hi Siegfried,
this is a nice shot of one of the spring sign, they use to show up in the end of March but I doubt this year since we still have full winter with lot's of snow.
Well composed with nice natural colours, good sharpness and fine details.
Well done,

Hello Siegfried,
this is very beautiful macro. I like composition, sharpness, colors and natural BG.

TFS. Best regards, Leonid

European Peacock is one butterfly that never fails to grab my attention, Siegfried, especially when it is this beautifully captured.
Adorable POV, focus, details and colours. The compo is also outstanding.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Siggi, how much peacock from you:), great macro with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-03-12 7:29]

Hello Siegfried,great shot of this peacock. Wonderful details.
TFS and G's,

Hello Siegfriend, great macro shot of this beauty. Details and composition are superb.
TFS. Bahadır

....wonderful and to make it even more complete...it has a complex perch as well..making it quite the eye piece to look at..Very nicely done!

Hi Siegfried,
A nice capture of this beautiful peacock butterfly. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Siegfried,
a very beautiful capture of this splendid butterfly, very well composed with bright natural colours, superb sharpness and lighting, in Italy European Peacock is already flying, a wonderful picture.
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-12 11:56]

Hallo Siegfried,
Beautiful capture.I liked colors,details,lighting and composition a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

Hello Siegfried, great macro shot of this beautyy. Wonderful details and composition.
TFS and greetings,

Brillante toma del lepidoptero,en nuestro pais Peacock es llamada otro genero y especie.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-12 16:06]

Hola Siegfried.
Great Macro. Lovely and fine colours. The pose with open wings shows great details.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-03-12 17:05]

Incredibly beautiful butterfly Siegfried!!
The detail and composition is absolutely awesome!! Excellent DOF and exposure! Great work!!! TFS. Very informative notes.

Hi my beloved friend Siggi, a superb macro capture of this pretty butterfly from a nice POV with wonderful details and fine composition.
TFS and Cheers,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-13 1:33]

Hola Seig,
preciosa pov y colores,
atractiva presentación y encuadre,
saludos amigo.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-13 2:20]

Hi Siegfreid, a beautiful composition in great sharpness and clarity. I like its pose by diagonal composition.
The green really work well and the light is very well used.


  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-13 17:52]

Siggi my friend, Thanks for sharing this beauty. Wonderful shot with superb sharpness. Well done Ganesh Sorry am finished

Hi Siggi again,
Beautiful peacock again, although this time the scene's overexposed a bit, it isn't very disturbing. I can't wait to see (and maybe photograph) this specie in the Bükk mountains again - although yesterday it was snowing quite heavily and in the ski center area, on 900 meters above sea level the snow height's 26 centimeters. So, I still have to wait...
Sorry for being a bit off-topic, back to the pic: nice photo, but not so outstanding as the one I just commented. Maybe due to the overexposion, or the composition itself, I don't know, but I like the other one better.
Tfs, best regards from Hungary, László

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