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Cacyreus marshalli female

Cacyreus marshalli female
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-06-18 2:52
Viewed: 992
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cacyreus Marshalli Butler, 1897
Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae
Common name: Geranium bronze

Info from Wikipedia:

The wingspan is 15–23 mm for males and 18–27 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round in warmer areas, but usually from August to May in South Africa. At higher altitudes adults are on wing in December and January It is brown with a fine black edge interlaced with white and a very thin tail. The underside is grey-brown with dark bands. The caterpillar feeds on cultivated Pelargonium geraniums, as well as on species of the related Geranium genus.

The species is native of South Africa. It has, however, been introduced (deliberately or accidentally) to Mediterranean Europe (initially the Balaeric Islands), where it has spread as a pest of cultivated Pelargonium geraniums, which also originate in South Africa.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-06-18 4:39]

Hello Nikos,
Very Good captured and presented. Very good macro work.
Regards Sigi

Very beautiful capture of this cute little butterfly with its wings partially open, Nikos.
Marvellous details and colours.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Nikos, greatmacro of lovely butterfly, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-06-18 15:14]

Gia sou Nikos,
Beautiful presentation of this butterfly ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-18 15:46]

Hi Nikos,the sharpness is good but not the best,but isn't easy to do better with this small lycaeneide with the open wings,excellent work! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Tres belle photo macro,
Bonnes gestion des divers paramètres
Bonne journée

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