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European Peacock, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/120535/european_peacock_-_underside_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html" title="European Peacock - underside, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/120535_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1658361610&Signature=IV03%2BXtUSvzdtf4QfYaQPnsio7Y%3D" width="124" height="152" alt="European Peacock - underside, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands Feeding nectar from thistle, here showing part of the cryptic underside of its wings.<br />
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    comments (11)

  1. Beautiful, vibrant photo! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 10 months ago
  2. Nice one Ferdy Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks, Niel! Posted 10 months ago
  3. A subject and image that fills the heart with joy. Delightful! Set off beautifully by the short depth of field and those dynamic colours and markings. Posted 10 months ago, modified 10 months ago
    1. Thanks for the kind words, Ruth!
      I must say it's an improvised shot, this lens (manual focus, no vibration reduction) is quite hard to use for a distant subject.
      Posted 10 months ago
  4. Never seen one of these before-incredible Posted 10 months ago
  5. Perfect! This species has some really cool camouflage too! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Do you mean the underside of the wings? Posted 10 months ago
      1. Yes! Posted 10 months ago
        1. Definitely agree the ventral side of the wings is underappreciated. It's less eye catching but highly complex and quite beautiful in its own way:
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aglais_io#/media/File:Paon-du-jour_MHNT_CUT_2013_3_14_Cahors_Ventre.jpg
          Posted 10 months ago

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The European Peacock, more commonly known simply as the Peacock butterfly, is a colourful butterfly, found in Europe and temperate Asia as far east as Japan.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 21, 2021. Captured Jul 18, 2021 15:12.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO125
  • 50mm