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European Peacock butterfly

European Peacock butterfly
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (neusser0204) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 49 N: 2151] (8737)
Género: Lugares
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2009-07
Categorías: Naturaleza
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2009-07-22 1:40
Vista: 674
Puntos: 18
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The European Peacock butterfly (Inachis io), more commonly known simply as the Peacock butterfly, 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
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

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Swietny kadr!
Doskonala ostrosc, ladne kolorki oraz super rozmyte tlo.

Salam Siegfried
Very unique butterfly well captured in this shot, I've never seen like this, its look like a leaf...perhaps for better harmony with that nature, There is a good contrast between the yellow and brown colors...
Best wishes

Hi Siegfried,
Nice photo, the focus seems well balanced. Very bright and attracting colours, the black butterfly stands out well. The edges look really defined in this shot, excellent job.


All of Peacock butterfly what I see, was on the yellow flower... maybe is a coincidence....ok....great capture today, sharp,well done. Congratulation!

hey Siggi
great capture my friend
excellent texture and colors
best regards

Hi Siegfried!

Beautiful shot of this interesting butterfly.
Nice colors and fine details.
I like the contrasts.
Well done! TFS.


Interesujace makro,piekny motyl,wspaniale tlo.
Dobra notka.

Hello Siegfried,
The high contrast works very well. The textural details of the butterfly's wings are impressive, it resembles that of charcoal. The yellow flower provides extraneous 'ooomh' appeal. Best regards. Danilo

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2009-07-23 14:03]

Hi Siggi, this is a wonderful and perfect close up. Very good details.
Kind regards Rose

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