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The European Peacock

The European Peacock
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Copyright: Damian Stepien (Kasek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: panasonic DMC FZ30
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-09 5:15
Viewed: 3022
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Peacock (Inachis io, polish Rusalka Pawik), more commonly known simply as the Peacock butterfly, is a colourful butterfly, found in Europe, temperate Asia as far east as Japan. 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 Peacock butterfly has figured in research where the role of eye-spots as anti-predator mechanism has been investigated.

In the British Isles, the butterfly is found in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Shetland islands and the Orkneys. The Peacock is expanding its range. The butterfly is not known to be threatened.

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Hello Damian,
fine composition of this beautiful butterfly with fantastic colours and good sharpness. Well done.
Best wishes,

Wonderfully framed butterfly. A beautiful species to see. regards yiannis

Hello Damian,
Beautiful picture of The European Peacock, good sharpness, excellent point point of view, very nice vivid colours and very good composition,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Damian
Beautiful photo with very good composition and fantastic colours. Good sharpness too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-09 11:02]

Hi Damian,fantastic capture of the peacock on a yellow flowers,there are all the colors of the world in this magnificent pic! And what a perfect capture,very impressive sharpness,point of view and high saturation as i like.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-08-09 12:55]

Wonderful macro shot of this Inachis! Great depth and very beautiful colors, excellent composition and POV.
Thanks for sharing

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-08-09 13:19]

Hi Damian.
Very nice colorful picture. Beautiful composition with yellow flowers. Good angle view shows sharp details texture on wings of this pretty butterfly. Wonderful vivid colors.
TFS and best regards

Hello Damian,
Very beautiful indeed. Excellent colours and composition. I must also commend you with the adequate DOF. Well done.

Ciao Damian, great macro of fantastic peacock, good details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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