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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=1645660810&Signature=xZ%2F%2BvPSydDWB1NGjet2e%2Bqx%2BnOE%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 5 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 5 months ago
  2. Nice one Ferdy Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks, Niel! Posted 5 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 5 months ago, modified 5 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 5 months ago
  4. Never seen one of these before-incredible Posted 5 months ago
  5. Perfect! This species has some really cool camouflage too! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Do you mean the underside of the wings? Posted 4 months ago
      1. Yes! Posted 4 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 4 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