This male Cardinal Meadowhawk (Sympetrum illotum) used a number of fading clover flowers for perches. Not the prettiest of choices, but probably good locations to be when you sport brown and red colors. Decent camouflage. Aside from perching on clovers, this dragonfly also spent time chasing other meadowhawks, as well as some nearby skimmers, in an effort to defend a small patch of territory.
Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM Macro
1/200 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 100
Botanical Gardens, University of British Columbia
23 Jul 2010