Having collected a few Hairy Dragonfly nymphs last weekend, I spent an evening photographing a 25mm female in my indoor tank. This individual was well marked and quite light in colour unlike most of them which are normally dark brown to almost black. This could be to either the surroundings it lives in or perhaps it hadn't long gone through a moult and is still in the process of darkening up. Either way, the markings and colour made for some lovely images of this nymph. Positioning a single bit of weed near the front of the glass produced the goods and she spent most of the time moving around this providing me with a few nice angles. Occasionally she would move down to a few leaves on the base of the tank which provided a nice contrast with the subject. It was also nice to be able to use my hand lens and obtain some stunning views of the detail on the nymph which you would normally never see. With a few images obtained, I released her into the pond where with luck, she will grow in size rapidly and emerge hopefully this year and fingers crossed, we may be reunited as I photograph her changing from a nymph into a stunning dragonfly.