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European Peacock

European Peacock
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-23 4:12
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Peacock (Inachis io), 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.

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Ciao Horia. Excellent DOF here with very good DOF and brilliant colours. Perfect details.


Hello Horia,

a nice imag from this beautiful butterfly.
Great pov, details and sharpness.
Fine colours.


Hi Horia
excellent details and vivid colors
very well taken

Hello horia,
Beautiful sharp image of this great butterfly, the colours are very sharp. Excellent DOF and very good background.
Ciao, Melania.

Hello Horia,
This is fantastic shot. I just love the POV and the perfect details of the butterfly. All in all a superb capture!
Anil Purohit

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-23 7:02]

One of the beautiful butterfly, peacock, captured well with good colors. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-23 7:59]

Hi Horia
That is a beautiful composition wow excellent pov with outstanding colors and light control.As usual sharp image with excellent detail ,good exposure also.Colrs and OOF BG are also very nice.
TFS Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-23 8:07]

Hello Horia,
Beautiful photo of this Peacock in fantastic clear colours and very good sharpness and details. Excellent DOF, POV and OOF BG.

hello Horia
beautiful picture with great sharpness and good details
a beauty
greeting lou

Buna Horia,
Asa cum ne-ai obisnuit detalii impecabile si culori pe masura.
Foarte buna incadrarea si focusul la acest fluture greu de surprins.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-23 8:31]

Foarte frumoasa fotografie, culori si claritate excelenta, felicitari!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-23 8:43]

This butterfly is common but it's always a great spectacle...especially when the pic is a top work like your....what a sharpness and what a colors..seem suspended in the air..wonderfull !!Thanks for share,have a nice day! Luciano.

This shot is so beautiful and sunny, Horia, I love the arrangement with the soft BG very much. Sharpness can't be better, we can see every detail on the wings very well.
Thanks, warm regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-23 12:49]

Hello Horia,
An very good shot on this Peacock. Very vivid color saturation and shap detail. The oberall composition look great. A real beauty!
Best regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-23 17:12]

Hi Horia,

The Peacock is always beautiful but this almost vertical pose is exceptional. The details of the wings and body are marvelous and the colors are brilliant. Excellent clarity, background and composition.


Hello Horia,
Very nice POV and managed whith awesome DOF!... this Inachis I. seems floating over a nice blurred BG!.. Well done!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-08-23 18:46]

Hello Horia,
A splendid composition with a very beautiful subject. All technical aspects are fantastic, showing off natures beauty. TFS Horia.

Hi Horia,
A lovely capture of this beautiful European peacock butterfly. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Horia, splendid Inachis io with fantastic colors, wonderful blurry BG, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-24 7:03]

Hello Horia,
A superb capture of a Peacock butterfly!
It is nice to see it against a clean BG, as here, taken with fine sharpness and natural colours to be set in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

Il est magnifique Horia
Bravo pour cette prise de vue dont les couleurs sont splendides.
Merci amitiés

Fidelidad en los colores y un preciso enfoque para esta escasa ( aquí ) y bella Inachis.
Saludos Horia.

Buna Horia
what a nice macro shot of very beautiful Peacock Butterfly with great sharp focus. all details of dorsal view of its wings visible. coloration, POV and light using great. nicely composed. thanks for sharing, best wishes

Buna and good morning MF Horia,

Impressive close-up of this pretty peacock from top POV against to a blurr pastel coloured BG, seems perfect in every way.
Great use of the DOF, everything looks amazingly sharp.
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • hains Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 12] (959)
  • [2010-08-25 5:13]

Hi! Horia

The fairy of colors on this butterfly is wonderful. A pure pleasure to view. Perfect details and harmony of colors


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-17 5:05]

hello Horia,
Missed this one which shows this beautiful Peacock in a great pose and in front of a fine blurred background. Not so easy to make good shots with this splendid butterfly. Very well done!
Kind regards

Hi Horia,
Peacock is one of my fave butterflies, so it's difficult to capture an image (excluding the awful snapshots) of this species which I shouldn't like. :) Not being an awful crapsnap (just the opposite!!!), I absolutely love this image, fantastic colors and sharpness, pleasant composition, and the shallow DOF helps to isolate the main subject. Very, very high quality image, excellent job MF. Bravo.
Friendly regards (and I'm waiting for your comeback to the site), László

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