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The Peacock (nymphalis io)
Whilst I always love to see beautiful butterflys they are not the things I normally point my lens at, however the site has been pretty much awash with superb examples of late so I thought it was about time I had a go at it. Great fun and I enjoyed it but I hope you will let me know what you think.
Delighted and humbled by the superb c/c's given to the Goldfinch and I thank you all very much.

Ron

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 105mm f 2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Peacock
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:19 Aug 2013 - 6:40 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Maiwand, Nature., Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:70

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 6:43 PM

A superb composition, capture and presentation, Ron, do please continue to point your lens at the beautiful butterflies Smile Carol

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 - 6:45 PM

Excellent...

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 - 6:58 PM

Brilliant shot!!

MyaGrinGrin

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DonMc
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19 Aug 2013 - 6:59 PM

Super macro of this attractive butterfly Ron!SmileSmileWink
Don

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 7:05 PM

Beautifully set off by the thistle Ron
pin sharp and colourful
Lillian

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 7:05 PM

pure elegance .. marvellously composed, exposed and captured Ron

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 7:05 PM

gorgeous

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 7:08 PM

Tried to nail some yesterday, but nowt as good as this

Adrian

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
19 Aug 2013 - 7:09 PM

It's a beauty.
Did you go in my garden while I had my back turned? Smile
JNC

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 7:14 PM

Love that thistle..............nice fly also...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

Today our Buddleias have been covered in Peacocks, Tortoiseshells, Large & Small Whites, a Comma, Painted Ladies,...........this is an amazing year for Butterflies so far.......GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  8356 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 - 7:17 PM

wow what a beauty
sandy

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 7:31 PM

Well Ron its a beauty, sharp as a razor too. It seems its been a good year for Butterfly's i read that in the newspaper, and they are hoping for a good one next year

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franken
franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 7:46 PM

Really lovely work here Ron.

Ken

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 7:49 PM

Excellent image!! Great work!!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 7:51 PM

I'd have a go too, the only problem being that I have hardly seen a single butterfly during the last 3 or 4 summers up here, whether wet or dry and warm like the current one.
There are some on site who regularly produce excellent shots of them, but your's seem pretty accomplished to me, Ron.
Ronnie.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Aug 2013 - 8:08 PM

Excellent Ron, a fine composition,
Fred.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 8:13 PM

You ole devil, you have joined the rest of EPZ now then - taking butterflies but what a beautySmile

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 8:23 PM

Wonderful work, Ron!
Lovely colours and excellent detail.

Richard

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Brian65
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19 Aug 2013 - 8:43 PM

As always top notch work Ron.
Brian

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Holmewood
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19 Aug 2013 - 9:13 PM

Fantastic shot. Cathy

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annettep38
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19 Aug 2013 - 9:37 PM

well composed, colourful and sunny.

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hasslebladuk
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20 Aug 2013 - 1:24 AM

Top draw Ron excellent detail
mike

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Aug 2013 - 4:23 AM

A really beautiful image and great capture Ron !!

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lonely_oryx
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20 Aug 2013 - 10:38 AM

Very well composed

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bricurtis
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20 Aug 2013 - 10:42 AM

Lovely image Ron - I like the composition.
Brian.

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PattiW
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:19 PM

Beautiful and excellent on all counts! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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Joline
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:53 PM

Wonderful "square" composition....it shows the butterfly off perfectly without having it take center stage.

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brownsilent
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20 Aug 2013 - 4:30 PM

Beautifully composed, makes the butterfly stand out, but puts the thistle nicely off as well.
Johanna

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Glostopcat
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20 Aug 2013 - 7:08 PM

A very fine attempt Ron, I look forward to seeing a lot more macrowork from you in the future.

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rayme330
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20 Aug 2013 - 7:11 PM

Gorgeous colour and detail, Ron.

Ray

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 8:05 PM

Great capture Smile

Eileen

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SteveMackay
20 Aug 2013 - 8:15 PM

Beautiful photo Ron!, amazing rich colours and details, excellent composition too, great work!Smile

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
20 Aug 2013 - 11:11 PM

Bravo, Ron!Smile
Regards Valery

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 2:55 AM

Cracking summer image.
Matt

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fentiger
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21 Aug 2013 - 7:56 AM

Beautifully composed the flower adds so much to the overall effect.

Albert

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2013 - 8:58 AM

Great capture, beautiful colour Smile

Eileen

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Brilane
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23 Aug 2013 - 10:45 PM

Excellent close up. I have only seen one of these in my garden, this year, and that was too far away, and it didn't give me time to get my camera. I am only seeing Cabbage Whites.
Brian

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FeatherFriend
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24 Aug 2013 - 3:04 PM

A fine image Ron, would love to see one let alone photograph one Wink
Geoff.

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25 Aug 2013 - 11:36 AM

lovely composition with superb colour capture and detail. the butterfly compares nicely with floral colours.

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Oleg_Lobzin
25 Aug 2013 - 3:23 PM

Excellent captured. Details are amazing.
Regards, Oleg

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JuBarney
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25 Aug 2013 - 3:42 PM

A splendid shot with beautiful colours and great composition
Ju

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tonyng
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29 Aug 2013 - 9:43 PM

Almost look 3D. Brilliant job Ron.

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