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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: 2004-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-28 3:47
Viewed: 3724
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two butterflies. One flower. One photographer.
Let's the fight begins!

[Sorry, I'm under influence of saturday fight. Our 'big' champ Dariusz 'Tiger' Michalczewski was easily beaten by Frenchman Fabrice Tiozzo. Tiozzo was really good.]

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.

Large White (Pieris brassicae [Linnaeus])

Wing span: 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 inches (6-7 cm).
Identification: Like a very large version of the Cabbage White.
Life history: Females lay masses of yellow eggs on undersides of host leaves. Caterpillar is gray-green green with black smudges ands short white hairs. Chrysalis is gray green with small yellow and black marks.
Flight: Two to three flights in Europe from April to October.
Caterpillar hosts: Cabbages, Brussel-sprouts, nasturtium.
Adult food: Flower nectar from a very wide array of plants including thistles and butterfly bush.
Habitat: Almost any type of open space especially vegetable gardens, roadsides, cities, and suburbs.
Range: Common native in temperate Eurasia.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-02-28 3:54]

Beautiful butterflies on a beautiful flower!I liked the light,composition and colors...TFS

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-02-28 4:04]

Nice shot Gret, wonderful colour, great composition and I just love the sharp detail of the shot! Well done!

Excellent macro with good sharpness and clarity Greg. Very pretty. Well done. TFS

I hate fights! I hope your butterflies can share this pretty flower!

Pretty European Peacock Greg, but the white one is similar to one of ours - very bad around cabbages and veges in the garden. I love the pale pink flower -I think Joanna would like one of those from you. Good shot.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-02-28 6:32]

Nice photo Greg. Very good composition and colors. I like European Peacock with his fantastic colours. The nice flower is chive or some garlic, isnīt it? Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-28 6:47]

Good photo Greg. I didn't even notice the 2nd butterfly in the first glance. Sharp details, wonderful colors. Well done! :)

Good shot!
Nice details on butterflies and flower. Maybe BG isn't very interesting, but it's green and that's important ;-)
I love the light and nice sunny atmosphere.
Well done!

Very good shot, the second fly is well hidden.
Great colours and POV.
Well done.

wonderful picture. love the compisition

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-28 14:18]

Good capture Greg, nice to get a two in one. The colours of the peacock are great it's a shame we cannot see more of the white but it's hard to tell them where to sit. Nice work.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-01 0:35]

Maybe you look forward to next spring with this one, Grzegorz. And I understand. It is the begining of Mars, not too long to wait ;-)
Great macro. You are a fight amateur, I notice.

Its a beauty Greg. I like the composition and colors. The details are sharp. Very well done.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-03-01 12:45]

If this one turns into a fight, there will be a polish winner ( grin)
Nice one Greg. One of your best. Very good work

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-11 22:55]

Grzegorz, very nice. Excellent colors, compositions and pov. A pleasure to look at.

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