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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29592)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-10-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-13 7:35
Viewed: 1225
Points: 32
[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.

The butterfly has a wingspan of 50 to 55 mm. The base-colour of the wings is a rusty red, and at each wingtip it bears a distinctive, black, blue and yellow eye-spot.

The caterpillars grow up to 42 mm in length.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, willows, 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 (2,500 m) elevation. It is a relatively common butterfly seen in many European parks and gardens.

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hallo Marius
nice composition with good BG and great sharpness
the colours are beautiful to

thanks gr lou

Ciao Marius, great macro of lovely butterfly with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius

What a beautiful image of this butterfly, great sharpness and fine details, very beautiful natural colors, very nice BG color. Thanks for sharing.



Boa tarde Marius,
Could not be better. Sharpness and definition impeccable. Excellent BG.
Good also the technical note.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10650)
  • [2014-10-13 10:21]

Buna Marius
My favorite butterfly ..
Lovely capture with a very good focus, sharpness, colors, details and composition.
Best wishes,

Hello Marius - Outstanding photograph of this "European Peacock". Excellent colour, sharpness and details. Very well managed BG and against it this well lighted butterfly looks stunning. Even two antennas are well in focus ! Great Work. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-10-13 11:39]

Hello Marius,
Great presentation of this butterfly in superb sharpness and details. Very beautiful colours with an excellent blurred background. Fine composition.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2014-10-13 15:42]

Ola Marius suas fotos são belíssimas de qualidade excelente com belo trabalho de macro fico impressionado pela nitidez parabéns.

A well focused & lovely PEACOCK!!!
"Peacock" was the appropriate name for this species; it is truly spectacularly beautiful.
And, you did it justice in this presentation.
Loved your notes too.
Mario with greetings from COLD COLD Canada.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6527 W: 89 N: 15625] (65361)
  • [2014-10-13 15:52]

Hi Marius,one of the last butterflies of this year,very common but always beautiful,one of the most fashion of our countries.No comment about the quality always super! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius,
Images like this make my visits to TN worthwhile. And very much so indeed. I think you deliberately left the bit near the bottom left corner, probably to aid on the composition, but I think I would have removed it. But what a fabulous image! Very well done.

Hi marius,
a perfect shot of this peacock. Nothing more to say!

Hello Marius, Remarkable work. You are lucky to find out such extraordinary one. Love this color and your precious hand.
Have a nice day,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-10-14 12:07]

Hello Marius,
Here it is again, this beauty.Excellent picture of this wonderful species which shows around here too at the moment.
Bonne soirée

Ciao Marius. Fantastic brilliant colours razor details against the blurred BG.


Hello Marius,
An impressive capture,excellent details,lovely colours.
Best regards....Joy

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