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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-30 1:59
Viewed: 2371
Points: 10
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The Peacock butterfly has fared quite well in recent years. It is even emerging from hibernation earlier than it was 20 years ago. There is little shortage of food for the black, spiny Peacock caterpillars, which feed primarily on Stinging Nettles, and it seems highly probable that the good fortunes of this butterfly are due to climate change.

Although a common visitor to garden buddleias, particularly in the autumn whilst building up fat reserves for hibernation, Peacocks are nomadic butterflies that range widely though the countryside. They often find their preferred breeding habitats (large nettle beds in sheltered but sunny situations) in the shelter of woodland clearings, rides and edges.

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wonderful angle. good framing. beautiful species. tfs.

Ciao Les. Interesting POV and best light/colours results. Detail very good.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-30 10:37]

Hello Les,
Wonderful shot of the Peacock. Lovely colours and sharp details. Lighting, focus, POV and BG are perfect. A classical pose presentation. Very nicely composed too.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-30 14:54]

Hi Les,very original point of view to take one of the most common and beautiful butterflies,nice detaisl,colors and great perspective!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Les,
What a pleasant surprise with this exceptional image. The details, colors, dept of field and WB are amazing. Excellent image. Very beautiful butterfly species and a splendid capture.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-31 14:38]

Hello Les,
A photo taken from a very good POV.
Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours.
Nice weekend,

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