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Sea of Gold
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Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR DX
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-08 8:20
Viewed: 2344
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There's nothing more vibrant than a field of goldenrod with dozens of American Ladies zipping an flitting around it. This is exactly what happens around the end of August/ 1rst of September in Atlantic Canada.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Vanessa
Subgenus: Cynthia
Species: V. (C.) virginiensis

Binomial name

Vanessa (Cynthia) virginiensis
(Drury, [1773])

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Ciao Derek, great macro of fantasttic butterfly on beautiful golden BG, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Derek,
Another marvelous composition. It is a perfect photo taken from a good POV. Splendid butterfly species with very interesting colors and shape. The details are fantastic. Very sharp and excellent capture. In Europe I find only Vanessa Cardui.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Derek
This is truly a beautiful and bright image, filled with a diversity of lovely colours and striking details. Thanks for sharing this lovely specie. Best regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-09-08 18:53]

Hello Derek,
Awesome macro filled with vibrant colors and exceptional detail. The American Lady could not have been shown any finer then this attractive image!!
The colors of fall are just starting to show up here in Ohio as the goldenrod is coming into full bloom. I have even spotted a few red leaves on some of the trees this past week.

Hi Derek,

A brilliant capture of this lovely species. TFS.


hallo Derek
this is a beaytiful coloured picture with great sharpness and nice details
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-09 13:07]

Hello Derek,
What a splendid butterfly photographed in great sharpness and from a very good POV. Interesting to see all these different colours. Nice composition.

Beautiful butterfly and GREAT macro Derek! Excellent composition, fantastic colors and very good sharpness.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-10 0:16]

Hello Derek,
Yes, the golden background and this lovely butterfly have a magical character. And you seem to have seen dozens of these American Ladies flitting around...I imagine the scene! Excellent presentation with perfect sharpness on the artistical-colored wings of the butterfly.
Thanks and kind regards

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-09-10 3:29]

Beautiful picture with very nice color. Congratulation.

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