Having a wide range of Natural History interests means that there's always something to photograph (well if the subject is co-operative).
Our favourite Dragonfly site is in Arygyllshire so we made a second visit after the first was rained off. It turned out to be a complete contrast. The day brightened this time and warmed up nicely so we saw all of the nine species flying at that time of the season. The picture opposite is a male Downy Emerald, a Spring species which is found quite locally in UK, and equally in Scotland. Like a lot of Spring species, the thorax is quite hairy - an adaptation to keeping warm (especially the flight muscles) in cool Spring days.