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European Peacock

European Peacock
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Peacock Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-14 8:29
Viewed: 3105
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Attributes of European Peacock (Inachis io):

Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)
Subfamily: True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae)

Identification: Unmistakable. Chocolate brown above with blue peacock eye-spot on each wing. Below mottled brown-black like a tortoiseshell.

Life history: Males perch to await females. After mating, females lay batches of eggs on leaves or stems of stinging nettle (Urtica). Larvae feed in late spring and early summer. Adults emerge in summer and overwinter until the following spring.

Flight: April-May and July-August.

Wing span: 2 - 2½ inches (5.1-6.4 cm).

Caterpillar hosts: Stinging nettle.

Adult food: Sap flows, rotting fruits, dung, and flower nectar including butterflybush, yellow composites, bramble, and thistles.

Habitat: Various woodlands and gardens.

Range: Temperate Eurasia. Rare stray or transport to North America.

Conservation: Not needed for rare vagrant.

(Source: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1768)

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Hi Milos
Fantastic photo. Great POV. Perfect sharpnes. There are many Peacock photos on treknature but these on is one of the best!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-14 10:14]

Hi Milos
Good shot. Good colours, light, sharpnes and BG.
Well done


Hi Milos,
I love this POV, it impresses me a lot . great exposure, colors and composition. Iam amzed at the DOF you have got here. Excellent work
Goutham R

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-14 10:25]

Hi Milos

A Beautiful shot of my favourite Butterfly, the composition is lovely with a nice classic diagonal pose, the detail is nice and sharp and the colours are just perfect.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hello Milos,
impressive sharpness all over the peacocks body and wings. The POV is interesting and the DOF is perfect.
I took a shot of a peacock a few days ago, too. If you want, you can look at it.
Regards, FABIAN

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-14 11:19]

Hi Milos

Splendid composition with this lovely peacock butterfly!
I really like the colors and the DOF, isolating very well the subject from that wonderful blurry BG.
Excellent POV and sharpness, too.

Bravo, TFS and have a great weekend!

Hi Milos,
beautiful compositions, colors and details please me well.
Thank you,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-14 18:53]

Buen disparo amigo Milos, perfecto encuadre y genial compo, agradable el Bg. una foto estupenda. muchos saludos

Hi Milos.
Very nice BF portrait you've posted here. Other friends told everything. My business is only to say "Thankyou for this excellent work and sharing". With my best wishes.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-14 22:53]

Hello Milos

You have beautiful butterfly photos in your gallery.This shot is a lovely composition.Superb DOF and POV.The details are razor sharp.The colours are well saturated.TFS


Hi Milos

Love this shot. Perfect details, well compose and excellent bokeh. TFS.

Hi, Milos.
Great close up. Good composition with excellent DOF and colors. Sharp.

Hi Milos,
Superb shot. Great DoF. Sharp and neat. Well composed picture and nicely framed.

Ben Lakitan

hello MILOS
splendid sight of this butterfly, very clear colors, good fuzzy BG, good details

Belle pose et belles couleurs pour ce papillon qui semble prêt à décoller.
Bonne journée.

Now, this is the side of the peacock that makes it one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world, Milos.
This is an outstanding capture from a wonderful perspective. Superb sharpness and colours.
Do I find a part of the wing slightly damaged?
Well done and TFS.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-10-18 15:51]

Splendide photo,beaux détails, belles couleurs


Hello Milos,
Good butterfly capture!
The framing is well done, and the composition enhances the inherit dynamics...
Macro work well done, DOF spot on and great natural colours!
Pablo -

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-10-21 11:15]

Hi Milos,
I had a bit of a look at your gallery and you have some beautiful macro images of butterfly.Your patience has created some lovely results as with this one.Good colour, clarity and detail.Well done.
Regards, David

an amazing shot.
fine details, good, compe and expo, BG with optimal bokeh.

well done.

TFS mario

Hello Milos,

What an amazing picture you are offering us here! You got a perfect pov which you used to compose that wonderful picture! Colors are so natural and we can see so much details with the appropriate sharpness you put on the insect! I like also the nice blurred bg enhancing the butterfly! Great job and TFS,


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