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Reverse side Peacock

Reverse side Peacock
Photo Information
Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P72
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-08 3:29
Viewed: 3820
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This lovely coloured butterfly - Inachis io (European peacock) - has your underside wings without expressive coloured spots.But again so completely uninteresting look at it also there is not.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Inachis
Species: I. io
Binominal name: Inachis io (Linnaeus, 1758)

The European peacock, or simply Peacock (Inachis io) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe and Asia. It should not be confused or classified with any of the other butteflies known as "peacock" in the Anartia genus of butterflies. It is the only member of the genus Inachis. The species is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. It therefore often appears quite early in spring.

The butterfly measures about 5 cm (2 in) from wingtip to wingtip and is easily identified by its striking eye pattern on a ruddy background, although with wings closed the cryptically coloured dark underwings make it look like a dead leaf. The eyespots are reminiscent of those on the feathers of the peacock, hence the name. The eyespots are exposed when the butterfly is disturbed by a potential predator (such as birds) in an antipredator display in which the butterflies flick their wings open and make a hissing noise. The open wings create a false perception of another predator (note how a glance at the image can give the impression of a cat staring) and the effect is strong enough to deter the predator from eating it.
More info: Wikipedia encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inachis_io)

horia, valy67, anel, RAP, goutham_ramesh, marhowie, ramthakur, jeanpaul has marked this note useful
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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-08 4:16]

Hi Milos

A very nice idea to show the "other side" of the so-well-known Peacock! I like it!
Excellent POV, nice sharp details and lovely natural colors.
Also very well framed and composed.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Milos,
beautiful capture of this butterfly. Very good details on its wings.

Hi Milos,
Not normally seen underside. Well done with all sharpness and clarity.

Hello Milos !
He might not be as colored on the underside of his wings, but he is still very interesting. You have excellent textures and details on the your butterfly, the composition and POV are wonderful, and the BG is juste lovely. Very beautiful picture. Well done !

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-10-08 7:48]

Hi Milos,
You caught this peacock with shut wings in an optimal way. We distinguish several nuances of brown and every little vein. Excellent

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-08 21:44]

Hello Milos

A beautiful capture of this butterfly.The DOF and POV are excellent.The details are sharp and clear.excellent definition and texture.The colours are well saturated.Nice natural setting.TFS


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-09 10:18]

Nice macro with clear and detail Milos...

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
Lighting: *** (exists a slight over explsed on the flower)
Framing ****
Background: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note *****

Good job.
Greetings... Ricardo

How many of us would have seen a peacock in this perspective!!! Good shot , pov, colors and sharpness
Goutham R

Salut Milos
Belle présentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprécie les beau papillon il alimente a merveille mon écran de veille
au revoir et merci ....JP

Hej Milos!
Bardzo ostry ten motyl. Podoba mi sie kadr na romytym tle.
Gratulujê fotki i pozdrawiam - Roma

Hello Milos,
Good detail, color, POV, and composition..
The nicely OOF BG has isloated your subject well in the frame also :)
Good job & TFS!

bonjour milos
je suppose que sur le tronc d'un arbre il passerait inaperçu mais la vous ne pouviez pas le louper.
excellente netteté et BG lumineux.

Hello Milos,
You capture the details beautifully in this nice butterfly!
Textures are very good, giving fine sharpnes in the focal range...
Good point of view, and presented in a fine composition!
Pablo -

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  • dejvid (14)
  • [2006-10-12 14:33]

docela dobrá fotka!
TFS David

A rather dull side to look at, but not uninteresting, as you mention in your note, Milos.
Good POV, DOF and details.
The flower petals are a wee bit OE in MHO.

Hello Milos ...
I looked at your last post.
Wonderful depicted butterfly and nice blurred and blue BG.
A bit of OE on the flower though.

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