Daily Archives: August 20, 2018

Mexican Amberwing

Mexican Amberwing Dragonfly, Reid Park, Tucson AZ

We seem to be popping back and forth between Tucson and Maine these last few days as I work though the images for the past few weeks. This is a Mexican Amberwing from Reid Park in Tucson. I saw them there while leading a phonescoping workshop for ZEISS Sports Optics, and went back the next morning specifically to try to photograph one (along with a Vermillion Flycatcher that I also knew was hanging out there). This is a very small dragonfly…only maybe just over and inch long with wingspan not much greater. It is the southwestern equivalent of our Eastern Amberwing, which is in flight right now in Maine. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode. 1/1000th @ f4 @ ISO 160. Processed in Polarr.