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Geranium Bronze

Geranium Bronze
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-05 13:06
Viewed: 3572
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Geranium Bronze
Cacyreus marshalli

Distribution: South Africa. Arrived in Europe in the early 1990s and has spread around the S European coasts from Portugal to Italy. In France it extends to Lyon where it is common throughout the city, at least in 2006. Almost certain to extend further east and possibly north - records from the southern slopes of the Alps indicate it may establish itself in Valais, Switzerland and similarly from Lyon perhaps moving into Geneve. Recorded from further north, as far as S England. Probably importations with the larval foodplant account for these records. Also recorded from Morocco, around the city of Tarroudant.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-05 13:12]

Buna cu seara Mariana,
splendida redare. Desi maro-ul nu este culoarea mea preferata, totusi aceast macro este superb. Compozitia este de top, felicitari.
O noapte linistita,

Hello Mariana,
Very beautiful shot with nice tones and a well managed light. Unusual POV. Congratulations! TFS,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-12-05 13:52]

Hi Mariana!

What a superb picture! I like it a lot. I believe that the unity of the colour tones create a very pleasant atmosphere and make this picture an outstanding one. Moreover, the nicely blurred background with the brighter spots is complementary to the sharp shapes of the butterfly.

Kind regards


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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-12-05 14:26]

Bardzo ładny motyl, kolory ładnie komponują się z całością.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-05 18:47]

Hello Mariana,
A tac sharp image with beautiful natural colors and composed perfectly. Love the unconventional pose and the blurred BG. Nice soft color tones and excellent exposure. Well done!!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-05 21:58]

Imi place cromatica, deasemenea ati izolat foarte bine subiectul prin Bg-ul curat.
O duminica linistita.

Buna Mariana,
Culorile sunt deosebite si detaliile impecabile.
Excelent fundalul blurr-at atat de potrivit.
O compozitie reusita.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-05 23:59]

Hi Mariana,
Beautiful capture of this Butterfly.I liked POV,harmonious colors,use of light and composition a lot.Have a grear sunday!
Thanks for posting..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-06 0:05]

Hello Mariana,
A fine macro of a Geranium Bronze, well captured with its wings half open. The sharpness, POV, composition with the blurred BG and lighting are excellent.
Thanks and have a good Sunday,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-06 0:24]

Hello Mariana
Superb shot of the butterfly, its a lovely composition and a great POV and pose, fine details and superb colours.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Mariana,
a very beautiful capture of this small Licenid, very good sharpness and warm colours, avery pleasing composition with a very good OOF BG.
Best regards

Hi and Good Morning Mariana,

Excellent macro capture of a beautifully coloured Geranium bronze with perfect lit, nice details and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice saunday MF!


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-06 1:09]

Hello Mariana.

A beautiful shot of this butterfly.
Very nice brwon tones in your picture makes it a nice and quiet composition.
Thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

Si fluturele asta s-a imbracat in straie de toamna,chiar daca la el in tara este cald mai tot timpul.
Frumoasa compozitie.
Multe salutari.Alin.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-06 3:41]

Good composition, fine lighting and interesting background. tfs.

hello mariana
great composition with nice BG.
great details with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Mariana. Indeed an interesting POV with fine details and great warm light for amazing intrigant transparencies. Well done.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-06 6:11]

Hi Mariana.
What a rich and impressive colour palette of the image and fine reproduction of the cute butterfly on dry (as I see) buds. I welcome amazing POV and framing of the scene, excellent DOF and details of both pictured objects. So attractive work. My compliments and thanks for nice congratulations.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-06 7:18]

Hello Mariana,
Great photo in good sharpness and details. Beautiful matching natural colours. Nice OOF BG, composition, DOF and POV.

hello Mariana

a very beautiful photo of this butterfly, the POV you choosed
gived to the image dynamism, fine focus excellent sharpness
and details, i love the brown dominant colour tones, TFS


Hi Mariana,

Wonderful macro capture from lovely butterfly with nice details! The blurry golden brown colored BG adds great charm and contrast in the shot.
The colors of the butterfly are very well shown and perfectly natural. The sharpness and POV are great.

best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-06 13:16]

Hi Mariana,this little butterfly is very important for me,i was the first discover of this specie in Lombardy and i'm very proud of that.Your pic is wonderful,taken from a nice POV and whit a magic light,sharpness and colors.My best compliments,have a nice week,LUCIANO.

Hi Mariana,

Was accompanied by a beautiful shot wonderful colors.
Point of view, light and clarity are very impressive trilogy.
Wonderful composition. TFS

Best Regards,

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-12-07 10:54]

Siemanko Mariana!
Super macro, great pastel colours.
I am greeting Slawek

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