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Cacyreus Marshalli

Cacyreus Marshalli
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Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Raynox DCR-150
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-04 1:51
Viewed: 5002
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends,
This posting has a particular story, in that this butterfly; the Geranium Bronze is neither a resident species on the island and nor is it a migratory species. It seems that there has recently been an involuntary introduction of the species all over Europe, probably as eggs on imported plants. I photographed this specimen last week and was very excited about my discovery but I was told that it had been recorded for the first time [in Malta] only two months ago. Well, all in all, I consider myself lucky to have come across one of these 'illeagal immigrants'.
Shot was taken with the Raynox up front and with fill flash to compensate the narrow aperture necessary to get a decent DOF. Focussing was manual and the camera hand held.
Thanks for watching

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Hello Mark,

Very nice colourful shot! Very good composition.
Have a nice day,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-04 2:32]
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Hello Mark,
another document of marshalli - this time from Malta. Obviously, the species spread very efficiently over south Europe in the last years. Focus on the specimen is very good but resolution/sharpness could be slightly better.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Mark,
You have an exciting day to catch this illegal immigrant. Nice shot and well seen with lantana flowers. Nice pov and color saturation.

hello mark,
nice capture, the image is very sharp with good details, the pov is excellent, well saturated colours, excellent bg, good lighting,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-04 5:01]

Hi Mark
Nice Presentation.Good POV and details.Lovely colors and nice BG blur.
TFS Michel

Hello Mark,
Beautifully captured in perfect clarity, vivid colour and so much details
well done and well seen

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-04 11:46]

Hola Mark,
preciosa macro,
colorida y detalles espléndidos,
iluminación y buen pov,

Hi Mark,
I discovered your collection by chance and regret the time lapse: you did some marvelous shots. This one is no exception. The story behind it is much appreciated, Mark. All so interesting.
Best regards,

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