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

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

Re: What a Beauty!

I agree with Anya : beautiful !

Henryk

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

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

Bellissima!!!

Fantastica immagine...

ciao Antonio

Henryk

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

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

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

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

Very nice macro !

Congratulations !

Henryk

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

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

Re: Very Beautiful Butterfly!

Thank you for your kind comment. Henryk

Cyrill

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

AAA

Very nice photo!

Henryk

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

Re: AAA

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

schmid_th

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

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.
Henryk

tanya

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

My Eyes Hurt!

It's so colorful! Wow!

Henryk

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

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

Gorgeous!

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

Henryk

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

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

Super

crisp, clear and colorful. Love It!

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