Dunyeats Hill nature reserve is a great location at this time of year for photographing dragonflies (warm sunny weather dependent). The best spot to find them is the pond on the opposite side of Gravel Hill road to Arrowsmith road, though they are to be found all around the reserve.
This time I photographed them using my Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera & EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens, so close-up shots rather than macro. There are several different varities of dragonfly present right now, and here are some of them.
Four-spotted Chasers (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
Keeled Skimmers (Orthetrum coerulescens)
Male Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
The last dragonfly is this Male Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) dragonfly. Not a specially great shot, just kept for record purposes.
There are also lots and lots damselflies, though I only took one shot of a Male Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa) this time.