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Inachis io

Inachis io
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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: 2015-08-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-19 9:36
Viewed: 1856
Points: 34
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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.

La Inachis Io è 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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Hello Luciano

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


Si potrebbe dire che fotografare un Inachis io è facile; la colorazione incredibili; garantisce grande fotografia ... Ma personalmente penso che non lo è. Tutto il contrario; la strana cromatismo spesso disorienta il fotografo; quando sparare fotocamera. Così vediamo (proprio qui in TN) la maggior parte del tempo al centro di questo tipo lascia molto a desiderare.

Così, Lu, hai non solo splendidamente ritratta questa meraviglia; ma che hai fatto con una farfalla che mette alla prova coloro che vogliono fotografare come si merita.

Congratulazioni, il mio vecchio amico.

Hernán Bortondello
"L'italiano-argentino" hahaha !!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-19 10:31]

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic macro of this peacock in splendid colours and excellent sharp details. Superb composition with a nice contrasting background.

Ciao Luciano, comune ma tanto bella, fantastici colori e splendida nitidezza, gran bella, bravissimo, bentornato, ciao Silvio

ciao Luciano,
un portrait parfait - comme on les connait de ta part. Très belles couleurs. merci et bonne journée

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-20 5:35]

Hello Luciano,
this is a wonderful shot from the Peacock. I like it very much. Excellent sharpness, detail and great POV. Great natural colours and composition. Thank you for posting.
Regards Sigi

hallo Luciano
great sharpness and beautiful colours
nice composition with good light
thanks gr lou

Hello Luciano,
To me it's not a good picture; it's an excellent photograph of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent color and sharpness against such nice OOF BG. Very nice work....
Thanks for sharing such beautiful butterfly from Estonia,

bonsoir Luciano
ce beau papillon a été photogaphié d'excellente façon, j'aim bien les contours précis de ces ailes, le sujetb est très bien placé dans l'image avec une jolie vue dorsale,
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-20 20:01]

Hello Luciano,
How in the world could one not be impressed with a shot like this....STUNNING IMAGE!!!
If I could ever capture such a gorgeous specimen so perfectly, I would be thrilled to death. To sum it up.....flawless in every way!!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-08-21 9:19]

Ciao Luciano,
My favorite butterfly ..
Excellent point of view. A wonderful butterfly with glorious lighting and accurate sharpnes.
Best wishes,

Bonsoir Luciano,

La fleur aide au cadrage du papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Paon du jour. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of this peacock butterfly. Have a nice weekend.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-08-22 14:00]

Hola Luciano, impresionantes los colores de esta bella mariposa, me gusta en entorno natural, la luz y el manejo del brillo...saludos.

Hello Luciano,
a fine composition with the wings nicely placed across the vertical corners,the colours are well replicated and the details sharp and very clear.
Nice informative note.
Regards Les.

Excellent colours and pov (looks sunset colours and sun) and also great 3D details indeed beautiful and natural day lights BG

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-09-10 13:18]

Zdravo Luciano.
Colors,sharpness and light are fantastic.
Grande fotografia,bravissimo.
With best wishes,Mishe.

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