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The Giant Peacock Moth - Male by fionnghall

The Giant Peacock Moth - Male


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19.04.2011 at 13:31h
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Sophia Antipolis, the 18th April

The largest butterfly in Europe, wingspan: 15 to 20 cm
His life is very short, he lives only 10 days without eating, only to fertilize the female, after he dies

Saturnia pyri, the Giant Peacock Moth, is a Saturniid moth which is native to Europe.
It is the largest European Moth and is also called as the Great Peacock Moth, Giant Emperor Moth or Viennese Emperor.


This photo was present in the .COM Nature Gallery, has been voted 10.07.2011, proposed by LOËLA

I took it out of discussion and of gallery:-)))



aline64, 19.04.2011 at 13:32h

je suis en admiration !!!!!! bravo pour cette excellente maco

Fons van Swaal, 19.04.2011 at 13:34h


- Edith Vogel, 19.04.2011 at 13:56h

ein tolles Makro,
mit einem wunderschönen Schmetterling,

Lorraine Larochelle, 19.04.2011 at 14:30h

Wonderful picture, good work

Mark Billiau., 19.04.2011 at 15:05h

Excellent macro shot with great details !


Vera M. Shulga, 19.04.2011 at 15:09h

Very beautiful shot!

igna78-photography, 19.04.2011 at 15:38h

Tolle Aufnahme!

Lg Gregor (igna78)

Vitória Castelo Santos, 19.04.2011 at 16:18h


ARTURO MEDINA, 19.04.2011 at 17:48h

Maravillosa photo Felicidades +++
Un saludo

Irbenika, 19.04.2011 at 18:00h

Amazing catch!! Fantastic macro!

Best wishes, Irina

Günter Nau, 19.04.2011 at 18:43h

Ein wunderschöner Schmetterling. So etwas kann man in unseren Breiten nicht sehen. Vielleicht im Schmetterlingshaus.
Viele Grüße

Adele Oliver, 19.04.2011 at 20:47h

A great macro capture with excellent sharp details and fine colour!!!
greetings, Adele

adriana lissandrini, 19.04.2011 at 22:31h


iacob ion, 19.04.2011 at 22:33h

Super macro!
Best wishes,Iacob

Ushie Farkas, 20.04.2011 at 5:13h

I love it!! Bises Ushie

Henryk L, 20.04.2011 at 7:20h

Einfach perfekt..
Da gibt es nichts zu kritisieren..nur zum Staunen, wie solche Aufnahmen möglich sind..
VG Henryk L.

s. sabine krause, 20.04.2011 at 10:32h

wow, it's two tender and delicate things touching! a very beautiful picture! the feathery feelers of the moth look amazing, and so does the shiny and bright purple of the orchid (?)! greetings, sabine.

Canan Oner, 20.04.2011 at 11:34h

I am speechless...Absolutely WONDERFUL !!!!

Peter Kahle, 20.04.2011 at 18:48h

LG Peter

Ruth U., 20.04.2011 at 18:56h

Wow ... an excellent macro, a wonderful picture!
BW Ruth

korol, 20.04.2011 at 19:33h

Very beautiful butterfly!

Tatjana Puc Kous, 20.04.2011 at 20:25h

He is too beautiful to live more then 10 days! Fantastic pic! Greetings!

Pierre LAVILLE, 23.04.2011 at 6:26h

Splendide ++++++
Amitiés Pierre

Anca Silvia B., 23.04.2011 at 9:15h

foarte delicata fotografie...perfecte culorile,cu drag,anca

Deryck, 24.04.2011 at 15:40h

This is beautiful! Stunning detail and colours again. Very well captured

Gasser Lisbeth, 26.04.2011 at 19:34h

Beau cliché, très belle macro !
Amitiés, Lisbeth

Venta, 28.04.2011 at 20:11h

Excellent macro shot!!!

Alfredo Yanez, 28.04.2011 at 23:35h

Saludos y buena luz!*

JoY MadiSon, 29.04.2011 at 20:12h

jadmire aussi superbe cette amcro bravo

Eva Mondkind, 30.04.2011 at 5:06h

Beautiful Shot!!

meije001, 2.05.2011 at 23:07h

De superbes détails !!!
Une macro de toute beauté ! bravo !

Inez Correia Marques, 3.05.2011 at 21:33h

A wonderful photo. Bravo


MoniC CHAILLIER, 4.05.2011 at 0:46h

wow ! il est splendide !!!

chanchan, 5.05.2011 at 17:17h

jamais rencontré ce papillon
encore un beau shoot ! bravo

Angelika El., 12.05.2011 at 22:28h

What a wonderful, fine close-up! The colours, the sharpness and the light is imprerssing!


Bodos Fotodesign, 13.05.2011 at 12:11h

nice Photo great macro and with excellent sharp


KORNELIUS100, 17.05.2011 at 21:18h

WONDERFUL ++++++++++

Graciela Baglione, 18.05.2011 at 1:12h

Great picture!!
Colours and framing are very beatiful.
To my favorites..

Jojo., 18.05.2011 at 8:54h


Luca Di Muzio, 19.05.2011 at 22:16h

G-r-e-a-t !

Joëlle Millet, 21.05.2011 at 12:25h

SUPERBE . Amitiés . Joëlle

Emir Hadzidervisagic Roki, 28.05.2011 at 9:51h

Un fantastico macro scatto, magici colori e brillanti, complimenti sinceri, un caro saluto cordialmente...Emir

Bodos Fotodesign, 8.06.2011 at 9:01h

The photo is great,
A perfect Macro

Yours sincerely Bodo

Heiko St., 19.06.2011 at 23:42h

Excellent shot. Heiko

Voting Center, 10.07.2011 at 10:58h

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This photo has been successfully nominated for the gallery with 90 pro- and 35 contra-votes. Congratulations, fionnghall :-)


John Mc D, 12.07.2011 at 11:18h

Congratulations on this star!

fionnghall, 13.07.2011 at 7:50h

Thank you all for your votes and this star!
Best regards, Fingal

Benjamin Heinzel, 5.08.2011 at 12:27h

Wonderfull macro. Excellent!


Didier MARZIN, 30.08.2011 at 11:13h

Très rare et splendide macro de ce superbe papillon de nuit,une merveille !

wistiti, 10.11.2011 at 11:21h

Une étoile bien mérité c'est splendide ..jos

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