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European Peacock

European Peacock
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (neusser0204) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 49 N: 2151] (8737)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-05 4:28
Viewed: 987
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Peacock (Inachis io or Nymphalis io), more commonly known simply as the Peacock Butterfly, is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe and Asia. It is the only member of the genus Inachis (the name is derived from Greek mythology, meaning Io, [the daughter] of Inachus). 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 has a wingspan of 50 to 55 mm. The base-colour of the wings is a rusty red, and at each wingtip it bears a distinctive, black, blue and yellow eye-spot.
The caterpillars grow up to 42 mm in length.

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Hello Siegfried,

This beautiful butterfly is really like a peacock, because of its magnificent colors.
You made excellent macro shot with amazing sharpness.

Best regards,

A super fine contribution to your impressive macro portfolio. The composition is attractive. The diagonal placement of the stalk is effective in featuring the sharp butterfly. Your photos keep getting better with each new posting. My congratulations.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-05 5:01]

Hi Siegfried...
Again, beautiful macro shot...
Nice colors, composition...

Bonjour Siegfried.
Une belle image qui met un peu de chaleur dans l’atmosphère grisâtre de ces journées de début d’octobre.
Beaucoup de bons et beaux détailles agrémente cette belle image. Félicitations.
Bonne journée.

Hello Siggi,

What a fine capture of this peacock butterfly!
The focus is sharp, the details clearly defined and the dof keeps the subject sharp against the useful but unobtrusive b/g.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Lovely sharpness and shallow DOF to really isolate the BG and emphasize the butterfly in the FG. I love the smooth creamy bokeh...This is a fabulous shot and TFS!



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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-11-05 7:14]

Hello Siefried,

Excellent macro of the beautifull butterfly, wonderfull colors and sharpness.
Details of the wings are great here.
Magnific shot .
Have a good day.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-11-05 7:47]

Hi Siegfried,
A very sharp capture of this European peacock adorned with fabulous lighting.
A very sharp macro, very colorful!
Nicely composed and very neatly presented.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Wonderful Inachis!
Great colors and details.

Hallo Siegfried,

A superb macro capture of the beautiful European Peacock butterfly with wonderful details!

I like the sharpness and POV here with great natural colors. A great contrast can be seen between dark red colored butterfly and the green blurry BG.

Great composition!

Viele Gruesse,

Wonderful Inachis io!
Great colors and details.

Very good focus great colors .
Regards Zoran

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-11-05 11:26]

Witaj Sigi :)

Jaki ON piekny, wspanialy!!!
Cudowne ujecie i wykonanie...
wielkie gratulacje!!!

Same serdecznosci.

Hallo Siegfried,
Dein Archiv der Schmetterlinge muss unerschöpflich sein. Die Pose dieses Tagpfauenauges ist sehr schön. Gute Schärfe, schöner Hintergrund.
Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Siegfried,
Pas besoin d'être un oiseau pour faire la roue comme le Paon./LOL/. Car ce papillon Paon déploie ses ailes avec une élégance étonnante, aux couleurs éclatantes.
Ravissante composition.
Bonne fin de soirée.


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