Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Plain Amberwing

I already posted about Plain Amberwings. Almost every amberwing I photographed in Costa Rica proved to be this species. The dark legs, dark sides, and distinctly spotted abdomen all point to this identification. I don’t think that I mentioned that Plain Amberwings are found from Mexico to Argentina. This photograph was taken at the Hacienda La Pacifica on 7 July 2017.

I find this photo to be remarkable. Taking great photos is a matter of luck for me. Have I mentioned Costa Rica was hot and humid? I do not think extreme heat and humidity do digital cameras any good. Our camera batteries also acted strangely. Many days we ran through two and even three batteries. One reason for this battery drain, of course, was that we were taking 300 photos per day.

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