The Vermillion Flycatcher is one of my favorite birds…perhaps in part because I only see it when I visit Arizona or South Texas, so, at most twice a year. Every encounter is memorable. This one was one of two males hanging out along the edge of the Kino Environmental Restoration Project in Tucson, Arizona yesterday on a hot August afternoon. Great storms were passing north of us in the Oro Valley, but the sun was intense in Tucson, and the Vermillions were keeping to the shade along the edge of ten ball field parking. Sony RX10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode. 1/500th @ ISO 500 @ f4. Processed in Polarr.