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 Jingle

Anya Jingle - Aug 28, 2007 3:06 am - Voted 10/10

What a Beauty!

Wonderful picture of a wonderful creature!


Andino - Aug 28, 2007 3:17 am - Voted 10/10

Re: What a Beauty!

I agree with Anya : beautiful !


Henryk - Aug 28, 2007 3:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a Beauty!

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


Henryk - Aug 29, 2007 2:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What a Beauty!

Thank you very much for your vote and nice comment on my photo. Henryk

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Aug 28, 2007 1:46 pm - Voted 10/10


Fantastica immagine...

ciao Antonio


Henryk - Aug 28, 2007 3:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Bellissima!!!

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


CookieMonster - Aug 29, 2007 10:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Too bad

that I don't have the patience to take photos like this. Good thing that I can look at yours!


Henryk - Aug 30, 2007 2:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Too bad

Thank you for your kind words. Photographing butterflies indeed takes a lot of patience. Sometimes they do "pose" though. Greetings, Henryk


julesblaidd - Aug 31, 2007 1:54 am - Voted 10/10

Very nice macro !

Congratulations !


Henryk - Aug 31, 2007 4:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice macro !

Thank you. I'm happy that you enjoy it. Henryk


Henryk - Sep 9, 2007 3:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Beautiful Butterfly!

Thank you for your kind comment. Henryk


Cyrill - Nov 7, 2007 9:32 am - Voted 10/10


Very nice photo!


Henryk - Nov 8, 2007 3:50 am - Hasn't voted


Thank you for your vote and comment on my photo. Henryk


schmid_th - Nov 16, 2007 10:03 am - Voted 10/10

Great picture!

Looks really beautiful! You´re lucky to photograph the butterfly there!


Henryk - Nov 16, 2007 3:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great picture!

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.


tanya - Nov 26, 2007 10:58 am - Voted 10/10

My Eyes Hurt!

It's so colorful! Wow!


Henryk - Nov 26, 2007 2:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: My Eyes Hurt!

Thank you. I like the colors on these butterflies, too. That's why I like to photograph them. Henryk


BobSmith - Jan 7, 2008 9:42 am - Voted 10/10


I've never seen a butterfly here in North America that is that brilliantly colored!


Henryk - Jan 7, 2008 2:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Gorgeous!

Thank you for your comment and votes. We have many various butterflies in the Low Beskid. All the best in the New Year! Henryk


bobeck - Jan 31, 2008 10:18 am - Voted 10/10


crisp, clear and colorful. Love It!

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