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Nymphalis io

Nymphalis io
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Copyright: laurent crouzier (marmottelolo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1769 W: 424 N: 2889] (14697)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-11 9:48
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bonjour a tous.
aujourd'hui pour rester fidele au papillon,voici le paon du jour.
Le Paon-du-jour
Inachis io

Paon de jour.

Ne me dites pas que vous ne le connaissez pas ! Alors-là, c'est l'un des papillons les plus communs, il est partout, dans les champs, en ville, dans les parcs et jardins, dans les rives des cours d'eau, partout. C'est aussi un des premiers à se montrer à la fin de l'hiver. Car il hiberne (Attention, il le fait à l'état adulte, la plupart des papillons hibernent en tant que chenille) à l'automne lorsque l'air devient plus frais, il cherche abri dans des fermes, des arbres creux… et s'installant confortablement, il fait dodo jusqu'aux beaux jours

Il a un vol rapide, parfois plané, il aime bien rester au soleil ses ailes écartées, car les dessins en forme des yeux (ocelles) effrayent les oiseaux.

Le Paon-du-jour a pu s'adapter plus au moins à la pollution, à la destruction de son environnement. Pourquoi ? On croit que cela est dû à la prolifération des Orties, la plante préférée de sa chenille. L'Ortie étant l'une des mal appelées mauvaises herbes qui s'accommodent aux divers traitements des sols utilisés par un certain type d'agriculture.
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hello has all.
today to remain faithful to the butterfly, here the peacock of the day.
The European peacock - or simply Peacock - (Inachis io) 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.

Left hindwing ocellusThe butterfly measures about 5 cm (2 in) from wingtip to wingtip and is easily identified by its striking eye pattern on a ruddy background, although with wings closed the cryptically coloured dark underwings make it look like a dead leaf. The eyespots are reminiscent of those on the feathers of a peacock, hence the name. The eyespots are exposed when the butterfly is disturbed by a potential predator (such as birds) in an antipredator display in which the butterflies flick their wings open and make a hissing noise. The open wings create a startling display (note how a glance at the image can give the impression of a cat staring) and the effect is strong enough to deter the predator from eating it, at least for some time which the butterfly would use to escape.(Stevens 2005)

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.
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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-11 10:05]

Hi Laurent

I noticed this next to my shot in the gallery and instantly wanted to have a look at it. The colours are stunning, this really is a butterfly beautiful. Nicely focused, well framed and good DOF



Hello Laurent,
Superb details, the pattern is so well reproduced!
Outstanding colours attract my eyes, the composition is nicely balanced and pleasing to look at...
Pablo -

Lovely capture.
Ii is so sharp that it looks like a printed pattern for adjusting focus :) For my modest taste and monitor calibration, one of your best sharpness and quality, great camera work.
Great composition, light and exposure achieved.
Thanks and best regards.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-11 10:35]

Excellent job,Laurent.
You've captured this peacock beautifully with so sharp details and with beautiful colors.Very good composition with classical pose and very nice position on leaf.Good managed DOF and pretty blurred BG too.Congrats and thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Bonjour Laurent,
oh! What a magic colour and pattern of this beautiful butterfly!
perfect sharpness with so much details involved in this captured!
Laurent, really thanks for the sharing
best wishes always

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-07-11 11:15]

Hi Laurent,

A very nice capture,the POV,focus and exposure are well handled,great camerawork,uptill now I only saw a quick flyby of this beautifull butterfly this season,tfs


Buenas tonalidades muy bien captadas. El conjunto resulta muy estético. Saludos.

Hola Laurent.
Maravillosos colores y agudos detalles.
Una excelente mariposa muy bien captada.
Nota útil.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Laurent, splendid Inachis io with wonderful colors, great sharpness and perfect details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-11 13:03]

Hi Laurent. The colours stand out so well. good deatil and a nice POV/DOF.I love the marking they have which you have captured so well. very well done TFS.great notes too.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-11 15:07]

Hola Laurent,
una preciosa captura,
los colores y la nitidez son excelentes,

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-07-11 16:09]

il va falloir que un de ces jours j'en rencontre une, pour l'instant je vois seulement celle des autres... Salut laurent

Hello Laurent,
Very beautiful butterfly image you are showing us here.
Excellent front to back sharpness from wingtip to wingtip.
The saturated colors and details are most wonderful and the way the butterfly does stand out against the green colors of the leaf is lovely.
Thanks for sharing.
Kindest regards, Harry

Hi Laurent,
Beautiful macro very sharp and colorful
well composed and POV, the colors on the wings are fantastic, TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-07-11 22:44]
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Bonjour Laurent,
Comme vous dites (dans votre intéressante note) il est commun ce papillon, mais on ne se lasse pas de l'admirer, surtout quand il est dans une belle photo made by Marmottelolo ! Composition de qualité, compliments,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-11 23:24]

Hello Laurent,
Wonderful close up.POV,vivid colors,lighting,cross framing and blurred BG are excellent.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-12 0:50]

Hello Laurent,
Wow, what a splendid capture of the Peacock. The sharpness and the colours are really great and the background is matching beautifully. Brilliant composition!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-12 0:55]

Hi Laurent,
Outstanding shot of the Peacock. Such lovely colours and patterns on its wings captured with immaculate sharpness and neat focus. Excellent POV to catch this exquisite pose and the green leaf as BG gives the shot a fine touch. Great light management. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-12 2:19]
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Bonjour Laurent,
Tu en vois de jolis papillons dans ta région et je me demande si le "sauvage" que tu mets souvent correspond à un nom de lieu. Il porterait bien son nom. Excellent portrait du paon de jour, qui est un vrai bijou.
bonne journée

Nice warm orange color. It's interesting that you can almst image the slit puplis in the cat's eyes! Good backbround. Well done. Reid

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-12 5:12]

Hi Laurent.
Your picture of this amazing butterfly is simply blameless. All is perfect: vivid colours, razor sharpness, crisp details of the butterfly and leaf, perfect blurriness of the nice BG, outstanding composition. Once more Bravo and TFS.

coucou laurent
ahhh celui là oui, je le connais, euh pas son nom, pas assez intelligente ;(
superbe macro, que de belles couleurs, tu as beaucoup de chance d'avoir sous les yeux d'aussi beaux insectes à figer
bien à toi

Magnifique, ses couleur son extra, il me fait penser à celui que je viens de présenter ici, serait-ce celui de jour et l'autre de nuit.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-12 7:20]

Hello Laurent

A beautiful butterfly you have captured in a wonderful pose.The composition is well done,with sharp details and excellent focus.The colours are vivid and well saturated.TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-12 7:35]

Hi Laurent.

Wonderful capture of this Peacock with the beautiful colors and lovely patterns. Excellent details and a lovely composition with the butterfly diagonally on the perfectly shaped leaf.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-12 9:18]

Bonjour Laurent,
When I see a shot of a common but colourful butterfly like the Peacock, I expect to see excellent sharpness, a good BG and fine composition and colour. I have seen all these factors in this shot!
Merci et a bientot,

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-07-16 10:35]

Hello laurent,
Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color, background and lighting.
Great DOF and sharpness.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-16 13:48]

Hi Laurent,
Perfect pov, pose, colours, exposure, details and composition.
TFS, José M.

Espetacular, magnífica foto, bela composição ,parabéns!

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