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Sunny Io


Sunny Io
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40-49 Points (Chapter 6), Peacock Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-16 7:23
Viewed: 3282
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Probably one of last butterflies this year. Todays weather is rather bad - cold and cloudy. I took this picture some times ago in The Garden.

European Peacock (Inachis io [Linnaeus])

Wing span: 2 - 2 ˝ inches (5.1-6.4 cm).

Identification: Unmistakable. Chocolate brown above with blue peacock eye-spot on each wing. Below mottled brown-black like a tortoiseshell.

Life history: Males perch to await females. After mating, females lay batches of eggs on leaves or stems of stinging nettle (Urtica). Larvae feed in late spring and early summer. Adults emerge in summer and overwinter until the following spring.

Flight: July-May.

Caterpillar hosts: Stinging nettle.

Adult food: Sap flows, rotting fruits, dung, and flower nectar including butterflybush, yellow composites, bramble, and thistles.

Habitat: Various woodlands and gardens.

Range: Temperate Eurasia. Rare stray or transport to North America.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-16 8:04]
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Klasyka :-) Lekko przeswietlone oczko na lewym skrzydle ale ciezko bylo tego uniknac. Mam nadzieje, ze juz doszedles do siebie! Serdecznosci. Michal

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-10-16 8:18]

Wonderful photo of this gorgeous butterfly!
Perfect sharpness!
Very good details!
Wonderful colors!
5* photo!
Spcie not common in Portugal.

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  • henrye Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 50 W: 2 N: 70] (268)
  • [2005-10-16 8:51]
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Nice bright colors! I like it a lot. Good composition and nice details and textures.

Wow, what a model, sitting on a pretty flower with sunshine and open wings, what could be better? A wonderful shot, thank you very much,
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-16 13:36]

Witaj,
piękna rusałka, super ostrość i kolory. Bdb jak zawsze.
Pozdr. Al.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-16 14:11]
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Grzegorz, hot and vivid colors.

Excellent pov, composition and sharpness. Another very beautiful and pleasing shot by you.

Congratulations.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-16 14:13]
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fantastic shot my friend,
great composition and what a colours and what a pov, fantastic job I like it a lot, very good job,
gr. jaap

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-16 14:40]
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Greg, I love all these wonderful sunny colours in this photo. Ignoring the butterfly, I love to just look at the colours. Then looking at the b'fly, it is so brilliant, sharp and perfect. What am I trying to say?? I want to use some PP filters on this and come up with a brilliant splash of reds and oranges and greens. Good one Greg, nice to brighten up my day, and your day too. TFS.

Excellent details & sharpness, perfect composition and great colours. Fantastic work! Well done, Greg.

Hi Greg,
WOW! eye popping colors, and the detail is very sharp. Another superb butterfly shot! Great job.
Scott

Beautiful shot Grzegorz. Wonderful colors and details. A little more space on the top and left wouldn't hurt but it's still a gorgeous image. TFS!

Great capture Greg,
Good sharp and clear detail. The colours are nice and the exposure is spot on. Good framing.
Great shot. Thanks for posting, have a great week.

The colros are so rich, nice subject which is sharp and well composed. Great shot Greg.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-17 1:55]
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Wonderful colors and sharp details on this beautiful butterfly.
Well done, Grzegorz. Thanks for sharing. : )

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-17 2:22]
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Brillant shot!
Very sharp and clarity, beautiful colour.
TFS!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-17 2:45]
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Woooow ! What a wonderful colored composition for this superb butterfly. Congratulations Greg and thanks for sharing here.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-17 3:31]
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Hello Greg!
Wonderful butterfly close up.Vivid colors,Contrast,saturation,lighting,POV,details and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Vivid colors, Great light, sharpness & details. Great work Greg. Thank You

Piękny.... Uwielbiam takie kolorowe motyle.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-10-18 10:44]
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Hello Greg!
Magnificent close up.Vivid colors,POV,framing,contrast and composition are wonderful.Thanks for posting.

Hello Greg!
Very nice close up.POV,colors,contrast,lighting and composition are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

This is really superb.
Wonderful moment, POV, compo and Light.
Clear details, tfs...
Eduardo

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