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A Colourful Peacock!

A Colourful Peacock!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Casio ex100
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-16 13:41
Viewed: 4100
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

The weather has been cold and wintery recently so I have had little opportunity to photograph my usual subjects. Anyway, here is a shot of a Peacock butterfly which visited my garden in autumn.

The sedum, which was particularly flowery this year, was a great temptation to these most colourful of butterflies. I had several specimens and they remained, with open wings, for many minutes.

I was unable to use my Nikon as it had been packed ready for our holiday but the trusty little casio made a decent job of the shot.

If you would like further information about these butterflies please click here.

Many thanks for stopping by.

May I wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas!

Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)

Hand held.
pp cropped, sharpened, added soft light, added borders and signed

siggi, boreocypriensis, eqshannon, gracious, Alex99, Argus, marhowie, rcrick, uleko, nglen, brunorsantana has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-16 13:44]

Hello Beverley
excellent shot of this very beautiful butterfly,
with fine POV and framing, beautiful luminosity
and colour tones, excellent sharpness and details, Best regards

Hi Bev, a great and realy colourful macro capture of this beautifully coloured Peacock butterfly from dorsal POV in a fine composition with wonderful clarity providing us all details and pattern of the upperwings.
TFS and cheers,

Even without your wonderful framing and such, your images stand out well....so there! You can leave the flourish out and still do a great job...Why add icing to an already heavily sweetened cake...so here we have the simplicity and yet complexity of nature with no flourish! Great job!

Hello my dear Bev,
Looks like you had a friendly visitor in autumn!
perfect matching in colour between the Peacock and the flowers! I loved it!
the whole image considered in good sharpness and good details
many thanks for the sharing
take care and keep warm, my friend!

Hello Beverley

The sedum really creates a wonderful back drop,the colour and texture is terrific.
Well composed with the diagonal look of the shot.
The beautiful butterfly is sharply focused with lovely colour and detail.
Excellent POV and DOF>
A treat to look at.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-16 21:01]

Hello Beverley,
A very nice portrait of a Peacock butterfly in a fine classic composition on the Sedum flowers, taken with good technical qualities. A good species illustration where all the features are well shown to make this common butterfly a delight to view.
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-16 21:02]

Hi Beverley.
What a wonderful scene and quality of the shot is simply great. I like superb DOF and level of sharpness of the both fine objects: wonderful flowers and so perfect specimen of butterfly. Lights, colours and details are outstanding as well as the composition of the image. Bravo.

Hi Beverley..
I don't know what to say. You've presented a work of art, I've seen a lot of peacock b-flies posted on TN that would not compare. A wonderful comp & color scheme..
Really nice, and a pleasure to view..
Wish it was mine :)

Hi Beverley

Awesome, stunning, superb, O.k., O.k. its a bit over the top I know, but its pretty good really, actually its great, I love it, worth a heck of a lot more smilies then I can give so here's my 2pts worth.

All the best cheers Rick :)

nice composition and colours!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-17 2:06]

Hello Bev,
What a wonderful splash of colour in the darkness! The Peacock looks fantastic on the Sedum. Excellent sharpness too and well composed.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-17 7:07]

Beverley what a colorful butterfly. Good POV and superb framing. Lovely color tones. Ganesh

Hi Bev,
Excellent close-up capture of this beautiful Peacock butterfly; good POV, composition, sharp fine details, bright natural colours and beautiful BG.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-17 12:27]

Hello Beverley,
What a colours! Very beautiful managed in a great composition. The butterfly and the sedum are very sharp. Excellent POV and light.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-17 12:35]

Hi Beverly. Worth saving from the summer for a dull winters day . mind you we have had bright sun today. This is so colourful and fine detail in the flower and Butterfly. i like the top POV so we can see all the wing markings . well done TFs.

Hi Bev, splendid Peacock on a wonderful flower, fantastic colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-18 16:34]

Hi Beverley,
this is real splendid shot, rich in festive colours, clarity and composition.
The butterfly resting on the attractive flowers is really a superbs one and it is just simply very very attractive and it is a hard to find shot.


Hello beverley,
Very nice shot, beautfiul vivid colors, lovely light, good clarity superb sharpness and perfect depth of field.
well done

Trés belle image.
Mes meilleurs voeux.
Bonne année.

Hello Bverley.

Excellent picure, nice composition and colors, Very good details.

Jose Luis.

Olá, Bev :o)

Lovely shot, my friend. Great focus, colors and texture. Congratulations and TFS!


hello Bev.
great composition with super colours and great sharpness
super shot
greeting lou

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