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Geranium Bronze

Geranium Bronze
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-10 10:02
Viewed: 4271
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this butterfly in Gauteng in our yard. I tried to find out its ID but couldn't. Could you help me please.
I found two butterflies same like this but one doesn't have such reddish touch.
Thank you very much Luciano for your valuable information. Now I got the exact ID what I have been searching for a long time.

Geranium Bronze (Cacyreus marshalli) is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae.
*The wing is 15-23 mm for females.
* Adults are on wings year round in warmer areas, but usually from August to May in South Africa.
* The species is native of South Africa.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
TO SRIKUMARmarius-secan 2 04-11 10:25
To tuslaw: Great Work....Hotelcalifornia 1 04-11 10:09
Thank you Luciano, Peter and SilvioHotelcalifornia 3 04-10 12:30
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-10 10:57]

Hi Srikumar,i'm happy to help you this time,this is a "Cacyreus marshalli" , very common in my country during the last years after the migration from South Africa. It's very dangerous for the geranium flowers and plants. The quality of pic is good but not the best,not lucky with the light this time,better your birds(smile). Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-10 11:46]

Hello Srikumar,
A nice picture of this butterfly in beautiful colors. Like Luciano said, the light was not in your advantage and I miss a piece of the head. But sharpness and details are amazing. Splendid background.

Ciao Srikumar, great macro of lovely small butterfly, fine details, dplendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-10 17:51]
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Hello Srikumar,
A beautiful butterfly that you now know the name of, thanks to Luciano. A fine looking specimen which you have photographed in wonderful detail and natural colors. I like your vertical composition and the exposure is just right.
I was looking through an online guide, but gave up when I ran out of time and had to leave for church. I found this online guide of Butterflies of South Africa which has over 200 pages. Your butterfly is on page 125. If you care to check it out. Just copy and past this link into your browser.



Hello Srikumar,
Nice butterfly specie. I like the colors and the details of the hairy wings.
Thanks for sharing!

hallo Sri
very nice composition with beautiful colours and good details

thanks gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-11 7:34]

Hi Srikumar,
Fantastic blurred and coloured background. Nice composition and excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Srikumar

Great macro of this butterfly, its pose with the contrasty light
and color tones they give dynamism to the image,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-04-14 7:52]

Hi Srikumar,
Very nice tiny butterfly ..
Good details and lovely colours. Nice composition with beautiful BG. Nice work.
Best wishes,

Hi Srikumar,
A very beautiful lycaenid, with your nice macro shot. Sharp details, lateral POV and DOF very beautiful. Nicely composed. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

Hi Srikumar,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Geranium Bronze butterfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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