Eastern Amberwing dragonfly (male)

Another photograph from the “simpler is better” school of thought …

Eastern Amberwing dragonfly (male)

The preceding photo shows an Eastern Amberwing dragonfly (Perithemis tenera) perching alongside the boardwalk in the central wetland area hemi-marsh at Huntley Meadows Park on 20 August 2014. This individual is a male, as indicated by its coloration and terminal appendages.

Eastern Amberwing is the smallest of 37 species of dragonflies on the “Dragonflies and Damselflies of Huntley Meadows Park” species list. Elfin Skimmer (Nannothemis bella) is the smallest species of dragonfly in North America, measuring approximately one inch (1″) in length!

Editor’s Note: This photo was taken using my new Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera and 55-200mm zoom lens (88-320mm, 35mm equivalent). I used the Fujifilm Shoe Mount Flash EF-42 in TTL mode with a shutter speed of 1/250s.

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “Eastern Amberwing dragonfly (male)”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Beautiful shot of this tiny beauty–its vibrant colors really pop against that colorless backdrop.

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