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Inachis io

Inachis io
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Copyright: Christophe Berche (christophe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 366 W: 57 N: 372] (1781)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super, Digital RAW 100, Hama sky 1A (LA+10) (IV) 58mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-07-09 13:50
Viewed: 3962
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Inachis io (the peacock of the day)

Family of Nymphalidae, Subfamily of Nymphalinae

Scale: 5,4-5,8 cm.

Description: Brown-russet-red dark; black and yellow marks, with large the ocelles blue ones. Below mainly black; similar sexes.

Habitat: everywhere where there are flowers, up to approximately 2000 m.

Period of flight: from March to October, except June.

Phase of hibernation: adult

The black caterpillar has spines ramified and tiny white points on the back and the sides. It nourishes nettles (Urtica).

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Good shot! You've captured this Peacock butterfly very nicely indeed. Sharpness and focus are excellent, and the colours really work well together. DOF might be a little deeper I think, although it's hard to tell at this size. About the only thing I'm slightly less convinced by is the composition itself, the position of the butterfly seems slightly off to me... Anyway a very nice capture :-D

P.S. I'm sure someone will be asking you shortly, but how did you sharpen this one?

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-09 16:13]
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Very nice photo with perfect composition, sharpness and beautiful colors. Background is perfect too.

Beautiful shot Christophe.
With this kind of clarity,you could possibly afford to crop and enlarge it if you wanted to.
Very nice as it is though.
Well done.

Hi Christophe. This is a lovely image. I often find peacocks a bit nervous and difficult to approach (compared to say Painted Ladies or Red Admirals). You've done a good job here with lovely colours and details. The composition is lovely but I've done a workshop to show some possible alternatives. It can often help to play around with composition during PP. I'm not saying they are better but just different. Yours is lovely, TFS :)

Superbe photo, les ailes déployées et les antennes dressées.
Ce papillon a des coloris magnifiques.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-10 16:01]

A very beautiful peacock butterfly!
One of my favourite species!
We have in Portugal too.

Hello Christophe

Nice shot of this attractive b'fly. The POV is great giving good details. The wing pattern is lovely. Good sharpness and background. Well done. Thanks.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-11 3:18]
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Beautiful shot, Christophe. Sharp details and great colors and patterns on the butterfly. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-11 3:29]
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Beautiful and interesting shot for this superb butterfly ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are good ! Thanks for sharing Christophe.

Ahlalaaaaaa quelle merveille... J'ai couru presqu'une heure après un Paon du Jour il y a une semaine. Et c'est terrible, ce papillon a la bougeotte, il reste rarement dans cette position, il faut toujours qu'il replie ses ailes. Bravo pour cette photo, c'est parfait, et quelle belle profondeur de champ..

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-11 17:58]
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I love this butterfly and I think you have done it justice here - it looks great on the bracken. Very nice colours and details - a great shot. Well done Christophe.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-12 12:34]
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Hello Christophe!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. This photo has not received all the attention that it deserved. A very beautifull shot. Well done with the fill-flash.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Lovely color contrasts and exposure, great use of the DOF.

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DOF: ****
POV: ****
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Overall: ****

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Bonjour Christophe,
Magnifique papillon, bien mis en valeur sur ces fougères qui, à elles seules, sont déjà un très beau sujet photographique. L'usage du flash était recommandé ici, et cela fait bien ressortir la palette de couleurs, tout en conservant de la douceur à l'image. La profondeur de champ est limite au bas de l'aile gauche, mais c'est un détail, compte tenu du bel impact visuel.

Thank you for your critique on my photo. I was looking through your photos and they are great. I like this one because of the butterfly's colours, and also because I am attracted to fern leaves. Very good close up, with good sharpness and colours. The wings show many details. Well done.

Très belle photo, j'aime beaucoup, félicitations

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-25 7:19]

Hi Christophe! I love this little fellow. What pretty colours and amazing patterns. And the fern makes him stand out even better. Very good capture, well done.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-02 20:23]

bon matin Christophe, vous avez réalisé une magnifique photographie j'aime beaucoup les couleurs vives et la très haute définition, beau cadrage, profondeur de champ impeccable.

Amitiés de Québec,

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-10 15:56]

Hi Christophe,

Beatifull! Very good with the contrary colors red and green. The vern makes the focus on the butterfly and gives it dept.

Good work,


Nice closeup!! Beautiful colours and of course a beautiful butterfly.

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