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Peacock Butterfly
The European Peacock (Inachis io) is one of the most beutiful butterflies living in Polish mountains. The butterfly measures about 5 cm (2 inches) from wingtip to wingtip. It is easy to identify thanks to its striking eye pattern. However, when its wings are closed, the butterfly is much harder to spot as its dark coloured underwings make it look like a dead leaf. The females lay eggs in early spring usually in stinging nettle (Urtica). These butterflies hibernate in winter.
Phographed on Drahuzowa Glade below Mount Diabla.
The Low Beskid - August 26, 2007.

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Anya JingleWhat a Beauty!

Anya Jingle

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Wonderful picture of a wonderful creature!
Posted Aug 28, 2007 3:06 am

AndinoRe: What a Beauty!

Andino

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I agree with Anya : beautiful !
Posted Aug 28, 2007 3:17 am

HenrykRe: What a Beauty!

Henryk

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Thank you. My wife who always accompanies me on all of my hikes took this photo and she is very happy that you like it. Henryk
Posted Aug 28, 2007 3:50 pm

HenrykRe: What a Beauty!

Henryk

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Thank you very much for your vote and nice comment on my photo. Henryk
Posted Aug 29, 2007 2:00 am

Antonio GianiBellissima!!!

Antonio Giani

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Fantastica immagine...

ciao Antonio
Posted Aug 28, 2007 1:46 pm

HenrykRe: Bellissima!!!

Henryk

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Thank you for your kind comment. Butterflies are a beautiful subject to photograph. It is challenging to take a good photo of them because they don't stay still for very long. Kind Regards, Henryk
Posted Aug 28, 2007 3:38 pm

CookieMonsterToo bad

CookieMonster

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that I don't have the patience to take photos like this. Good thing that I can look at yours!
Posted Aug 29, 2007 10:54 pm

HenrykRe: Too bad

Henryk

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Thank you for your kind words. Photographing butterflies indeed takes a lot of patience. Sometimes they do "pose" though. Greetings, Henryk
Posted Aug 30, 2007 2:23 am

julesblaiddVery nice macro !

julesblaidd

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Congratulations !
Posted Aug 31, 2007 1:54 am

HenrykRe: Very nice macro !

Henryk

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Thank you. I'm happy that you enjoy it. Henryk
Posted Aug 31, 2007 4:23 am

HenrykRe: Very Beautiful Butterfly!

Henryk

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Thank you for your kind comment. Henryk
Posted Sep 9, 2007 3:38 am

CyrillAAA

Cyrill

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Very nice photo!
Posted Nov 7, 2007 9:32 am

HenrykRe: AAA

Henryk

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Thank you for your vote and comment on my photo. Henryk
Posted Nov 8, 2007 3:50 am

schmid_thGreat picture!

schmid_th

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Looks really beautiful! You´re lucky to photograph the butterfly there!
Posted Nov 16, 2007 10:03 am

HenrykRe: Great picture!

Henryk

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Thank you for your vote and comment. We had warm summer this year and there were lots of butterflies. That's why I managed to take so many nice pictures of them.
Henryk
Posted Nov 16, 2007 3:16 pm

tanyaMy Eyes Hurt!

tanya

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It's so colorful! Wow!
Posted Nov 26, 2007 10:58 am

HenrykRe: My Eyes Hurt!

Henryk

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Thank you. I like the colors on these butterflies, too. That's why I like to photograph them. Henryk
Posted Nov 26, 2007 2:59 pm

BobSmithGorgeous!

BobSmith

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I've never seen a butterfly here in North America that is that brilliantly colored!
Posted Jan 7, 2008 9:42 am

HenrykRe: Gorgeous!

Henryk

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Thank you for your comment and votes. We have many various butterflies in the Low Beskid. All the best in the New Year! Henryk
Posted Jan 7, 2008 2:58 pm

bobeckSuper

bobeck

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crisp, clear and colorful. Love It!
Posted Jan 31, 2008 10:18 am

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HenrykSubmitted by Henryk
on Aug 28, 2007 3:03 am

Image ID: 329843
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Peacock Butterfly

Image Type(s): Scenery