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Peacock day on TN

Peacock day on TN
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-27
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-02 13:53
Viewed: 1541
Points: 46
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Celebrating the peacock whit Jiri and Silvio.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
unranked) Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Inachis
Species: I. io

The European peacock caterpillar (Inachis io), more commonly known simply as the peacock caterpillar, 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.The Peacock can be found in woods, fields, meadows, pastures, parks, and gardens, and from lowlands up to 8,200 feet elevation. It is a relatively common butterfly seen in many European parks and gardens.

Distribuita in gran parte dell'Europa, da 0 a 2500m d'altitudine.
Descrizione: ali anteriore e posteriore superiori con grandi "occhi" bianchi e blu, colore dominante è il rosso o marrone rossiccio per l'ala posteriore.
Vola generalmente tra marzo e agosto frequentando posti aperti e soleggiati in un gran numero di habitat.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-02 14:02]

Hello Luciano.
One of most beautifull European butterflies for sure. Perfect capture so colorfull, sharp and detailed. Composition is just right same as BG.
Regards siggi

Boa noite Luciano
Celebrating the peacock with a fine image my Friend.Wonderful colour combination and fine details.Thank You.
Have a great days!
Um abraço

Hi Luciano,
beautiful! Amazing colours. Perfect point of view. Excellent sharpness and details. What a presentation!
Have a nice day,

Hello Luciano.
照的清晰 很美麗的蝴蝶
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Amazing butterfly Luciano! Unfortunately it is absent from Cyprus. Great photo with very good composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness!

Ciao Luciano, mi copi le farfalle? Gran contrasto col giallo dei fiori, ottima nitidezza, splendidi colori, gran bella anche la tua, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano
Excellent setting against the yellow flowers, good focus and detail, lovely photo.
regards yiannis

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-10-02 23:54]

really stunning color combinations. beautiful butterfly with excellent clarity. tfs.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-03 0:34]

Looks like these beauties are every where, very colorful image of this beaut on lovely flowers...good composition too.tfs.

Hi Luciano!
A well captured image with beautiful, eye-catching colors. I really liked this fine, colorful composition. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Luciano,
Nice to see three picture of same species in different angle.Nice composition with good sharpness.Like its colour very much.Well presentation.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Hi Luciano,
Another fantastic macro capture of a most beautiful Peacock in the world! Perfect POV, sharp details, and natural coloration. Great work, my friend, and thanks. Have a nice day!
P.S. I captured this species here, but not as beautiful as yours. The colors of yours is brighter, and the eyelike spots bigger.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-03 5:00]

Hello Luciano,
Another beauty of a Peacock. Bright saturated colours and nicely contrasting against the yellow flower. Superb sharpness and details.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-03 5:22]

Bonjour Luciano,
Un beau duo fleur et papillon. Pour toi le Paon de jour a bien mis en valeur ses ailes, parfaitement déployées. Tu dois leur parler aux papillons...

Hello Luciano,
An amazing capture with beautiful colours,clarity and composition.TfS.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-10-03 8:04]

Hindwing my favorite butterfly ..
Excellent sharpness, nice natural colors and nice composition on the yellow flower.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-03 12:44]

Hi Luciano,
Very nice butterfly, good sharpness details and amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2013-10-04 5:01]

Hello Luciano
An excellent picture of a beautifull butterfly
Great sharpness and nice composition


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-05 3:57]

Hello Luciano
exciting view with lively colours and sharpness.
The eyes from the top looks so interesting and unique.
The yellow flowers add excitement to the composition.


hallo Luciano
great sharpness and good details
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Luciano. Colori brillantissimi ottima profondità. Perfetto il dettaglio.


Bonsoir Luciano,

Les fleurs cadrent bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Paon du jour. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of this butterfly, with fine POV to show its lovely patterns and
color tones, excellent light, great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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