• my dad’s garden*
    - Belgium, East Flanders

Peacock butterfly on purple aster flowers
One of the ‘ugliest’ caterpillars I know, becomes one of our prettiest local butterflies.
The peacock butterflies (Dutch: Dagpauwoog ) seemed to love the purple little aster flowers in my dad’s garden, and couldn’ t get enough of them… fluttering from flower to flower all day long, warmed by the autumn sun…

The European Peacock (Inachis io), more commonly known simply as the Peacock butterfly, is a colourful butterfly, found in Europe, temperate Asia as far east as Japan. It is the only member of the genus Inachis (the name is derived from Greek mythology, meaning Io, [the daughter] of Inachus). It should not be confused or classified with the “American peacocks” in the genus Anartia; these are not close relatives of the present species. The Peacock butterfly is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. It therefore often appears quite early in spring. (quote wikipedia )

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
1/125 sec – f unknown – 180mm – ISO 200

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
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  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 4 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thank you so much, Joy, glad you like it! < 3

    – steppeland

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    1Day 21 Oct

    Excellent capture!

  • Thanks a lot, Magaret! :)

    – steppeland

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful close-up!Lovely colours . ..Jozef

  • Thanks a lot, Jozef, for the kind comment and fave. Much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you so much! :)

    – steppeland

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful !!! ??

  • Aww, thank you for your visit and kind comments! < 3

    – steppeland

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 4 years ago

    _Congratulations_* Your beautiful image has been featured and you might like to consider entering it into the Butterfly challenge
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, kind regards Esther

  • Aww, you’re sweet, Esther, thank you!

    – steppeland

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