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Colors for my friends

Colors for my friends
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-11 1:32
Viewed: 2559
Points: 42
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Inachis io

European Peacock

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Nymphalis
Species: N. io
Binomial name
Nymphalis io
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Inachis io

The European Peacock (Nymphalis 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 subgenus Inachis, which is included in Nymphalis genus, (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.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-11 1:36]

`Neata buna Mariana,
exceptionale culori. Mie unul imi place foarte mult acest macro.
Putem spune ... simfonia culorilor.
O zi linistita,

Hi Mariana,

An expertly taken macro capture of this pretty and colourful b-fly from top POV with great DOF and clarity.
TFS and have a nice WE!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-11 1:50]

Hello Mariana,
A beautiful butterfly on a fine flower is always very pleasing to look at. A picture with fine and harmonious colors and a good composition. Actually Aster-flowers attract quite a lot of butterflies among also this species.
Very well done
Kind regards

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-11 1:55]

Slav Marîana,
A wonderful macro shot of this very beutiful butterfly from great POV with excellent sharpness and coloration.TFS.

Excellent capture Mariana, sharp, nice colors and light, great POV and DOF, well blured NG,
TFS and best ragards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-11 3:13]

Hi Mariana,
really a beautiful capture. with the wings full spread it s beauty is greatly seen and appreciated. i like the big eyes on the wings and the dense colours are really very attractive.
Nicely executed.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-11 3:21]

Foarte frumoase culori, felicitari!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-11 3:22]

Buna Mariana
O poza perfecta din toate punctele de verede, focus perfect, culori vii si compozitie frumoasa.
Mai asteptam si altele.

Ciao Mariana. Perfect details here in very good POV and excellente details. Magnificent well contrasted colours.


hello Mariana!
i like this composition with excellent grip of european peacock in an enviroment rich in colors..perfect sharpness

ciao sERGIO

Hello Mariana,

An excellent macro shot with such brilliant colors, sharpness & lovely details. Very nice POV, pose & BG. Very well done & TFS.



Colorful photo. with beautiful sharpness.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-11 7:50]

Hello Mariana,
Very nice presentation of this Peacock. Beautiful colours in great clarity. Excellent sharp details and DOF, POV and composition.
Have a great weekend,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-11 8:07]

Hello Mariana,
A fine colourful capture of the Peacock butterfly taken with its wings open from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and colours against an OOF but colourful BG. The composition is pleasing too.
Thanks and also for your kind words on my 600th posting!
Have a nice weekend,

hello Mariana
great sharpness shot with good light and many beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Mariana,

a very goo composition and pov.
Further good of bg, sharpness and bg.
Fine warm colours.


Culori spectaculoase,
Detalii bune, claritate si fundal placut.

Hello Mariana,

Perhaps I should say SNAP!
You have captured the Peacock butterfly's vivid colours and patterns with pin sharp focus.
I love the diagonal compsition and the narrow dof.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-09-13 12:11]

hello Mariana ,
exellent macro of this wonderfu butterfly on a beautiful flower..well capture with good details and vivid colours
Best wishes from Turkey

Bonjour Mariana,
Ce papillon est somptueux et tu l'as parfaitement saisi, avec une profondeur de champs idéale. Ce papillon n'est pas très abondant dans le sud de la France.

hello Mariana
this is one of best shot in your portfolio. model excelent with colorful wings. sharp focus, POV and coloration amazing beautiful. nicely composed and noted.
thanks for sharing this beauty
have a good night

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