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Inachis io

Inachis io
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-16 4:54
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INACHIS IO (Linnaeus, 1758)

Paon de jour

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Wingspan: 50-55mm
Distribution: in temperate climats from Europe to Japan, south 64° N.
Habitat: Woods, parcs, gardens

One generation from June to August. Some of this butterflies hibernate in trees or even in houses and caves. Unfortunately if they choose human habitat, they might dry out because of lack of humidity. The specimen which survive winter can be seen in the following spring.
This specimen was enjoying itself on this red, a little torn flower, almost a colour-symbiosis between butterfly and flower.

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Yes, there is colour matching between the butterfly and the flower, Ivan.
Though it is rare, it has happened in this case.
Inachis is a pretty butterfly and you have brought forth its beauty in this nicely composed image.
Thanks for your wishes; I have been pining to go home and expect to enjoy it.
Best regards.

Beautiful butterfly on the flower, you capture so sharp. It's a wonderful shot.
Best wishes,

Bonjour Anne,

Très belle et délicate composition. Le papillon remplacerait presque les pétales tombés. Excellent angle de vue et netteté. Superbes lumière et couleurs avec un arrière-plan neutre quasiment idéal.
Bonne journée,

Ciao Anne, splendid composition with wonderful flower and lovely peacock, fine details and excellent sharpness, great focus and beautiful blurry BG, brava, ciao Silvio

kolejny piękny motyl, i kolejne dobre zdjęcie.
Ciekawy POV i dobry DOF, światło, kolory - naturalne.

Voilà un spectaculaire papillon que l'on ne voit guère par ici. Magnifiques motifs.
Bonne journée.

Hy Anel
Nice composition...a red butterfly on red flower, against the completly different backgound.
Regards, Oana

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-16 7:30]

hi anne,
very nice capture of colors in nature, joy to watch. i only wish the peacock resting with fully opened wings. no doubt this is natural too. your notes are well thought. tfs.

Ciao Anne,
bella ed emblematica cattura autunnale di questa farfalla posata su un fiore in appassimento a significare le ultime giornate di volo prima dell'ibernazione, ottima nitidezza, molto belli e saturi i colori e splendido BG.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-16 12:23]

Hello Anne,
This is a lovely autumn capture - the poor Peacock looking for nectar on a wilting flower! I love your composition and the fabulous colours. Great sharpness too and a pleasant background. Very well observed!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-16 14:38]

Hi Anne,
This is a species not common in India and for that reason it becomes all the more interesting for us Asians to admire it when we see its capture.Th PoV here shows of the texture of its beautiful wings.And flower petals colours look so well co-ordinated.The almost plain Bg isolates the subject well increasing the viewer's attention.Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-16 15:27]

Salut Anne,une photo tres differente ,particuliere et tres agreable.Une position pas commun sur un fleur pas entier est une grande choix et une tres belle situation a capturer.Mes compliments pour l'excellente qualite' des details et couleurs,bonne journee',Luciano

Hello Anne

Superbly photographed,the DOF is wonderful,and the focus is sharp with excellent definition.
The butterfly and flower stand out.
Very good lighting and rich colours.
The markings and textures of the butterfly are well seen.
Nicely composed in the frame.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-10-16 21:52]

Hi Anne,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly with very impressive sharpness, colours and details. The two red petals make the image so stricking and you have captured the butterfly in a such a fine posture. Superb lighting and a prfect DOF here. Great composition.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-10-17 5:04]

The flower has become the the butterfly and the butterfly has become the flower in your extremely beautiful composition Dear Anne! A very nice way of showing us the nature's innate beauty. Thanks.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-17 5:45]

Bonjour Anne
Excellente composition.Le PDV est parfait.L'image est bien en focus et les détails sont tres précis.Les couleurs sont sublime.
Merci Michel

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-18 3:41]

Hello Anne,
such a special creature. Very unique in colour and you depict it very nicely.
Superbs colours and its harmonizing effect with the petals.
Reds and reds.
Lovely composition and excellent details.


Bonjour Anne.
Magnifique la Inachis Io, un de seul papillon que hiverne, et on le voit souvent au jardin.
Merci, pour aller faire une balade dans mon site.Belle image.
Bonne soirée.

You took the perfect photo!! perfect colours, shape and size of butterfly with this beautiful flower. Wel done !!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-20 9:48]

Hi Anne.
What a cute scene at whole and wonderful image of a fine butterfly. Colouration of the rest petals and butterfly are great as well as the colouration of a pleasant smooth BG. DOF is great and sharpness/details of both main subjects are perfect. Well done and kind wishes.

Exclente trabajo Anne.

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