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Aglais io (Buon 2014/Happy new year)

Aglais io (Buon 2014/Happy new year)
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-30 11:41
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Il mio più sincero augurio per il 2014

Best wishes for next 2014

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera


Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Tribe: Nymphalini

Genus: Inachis

Species: I. io

The European peacock caterpillar (Aglais 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.

Aglais io

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 giugno e agosto frequentando posti aperti e soleggiati in un gran numero di habitat.

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hallo Roberto
super cool composition look 3D picture
great sharpness and beautiful colours with a nice BG
thanks greeting lou

Hi Roberto,
beautiful photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Excellent sharpness and details. Nice compositioin.
Happy New Year,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-30 11:53]

Hello Roberto,
Excellent macro of this butterfly in fantastic clarity and colours. The contrast against the matching background is splendid.
Happy New Year to You and Your Family,

Ciao Roberto, tanti auguri a te, comune ma sempre bella, con colori favolosi, poi è una delle prime ad uscir fuori e tra un paio di mesi la possiamo già incontrare, bella macro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-30 15:22]

Ciao Roby,questa balza in testa alla classifica della piu' bella Io di TN,ce ne saranno a centinaia ma qui ti sei davvero superato,le luci e le ombre,quel contorno delle ali in basso che sfuma nel grigio,uno spettacolo!! Non ptevi chiudere meglio questo 2013,buon anno anche a te! Luciano

Oh Roberto its almost a "mystical" appearance your foto! LOVE this

The beauty of this butterfly always leaves me speechless, Roberto. You have presented it here in its most appealing aspect with its wings open. The DOF is so good it creates a 3D effect.
What lovely colours!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too!

hallo Roberto
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 整個畫面都很清楚也很均勻的美感
停在半空中真是漂亮極了 很棒的作品
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Fantastic photo Roberto! The composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!
My best wishes for the New Year,

Hi Roberto,
What a lovely buterfly.
I love this species but ı did not see before in nature.
Well done.

Hello Roberto
Superb image of this open wing beauty.
Superb colour with great sharpness.
Best wishes,

Hello Roberto,
Excellent photograph of this butterfly.Colour and sharpness is really attractive.Splendid light on subject too.Like composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Happy New Year To You Too,
Wish you good time,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-31 4:35]

Bonjour Roberto,
Un Paon de jour pour nous souhaiter la bonne année, c'est un excellent choix. L'image comme d'habitude est fine est bien présentée.
Je te souhaite une année 2014 aussi colorée que le papillon :-)

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-31 4:44]

Hi Roberto,
Nice photo of beautiful butterfly.
Amazing colors and sharpness details. Excellent composition.
Happy New Year 2014.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Roberto,
Wow, what a splendid photo.....Remarkable details, colors and depth of field. Perfect composition taken from a excellent POV. Perfect for NEW YEAR 2014....
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Roberto,
Another beautiful composition with excellent depth and colours.
Wish you and Your Family A Happy New YEAR 2014.

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