This Belted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia proxima) shared a pond with no less than a dozen other odonate species. He, and others of his kind (also known as Red-waisted Whitefaces), had a tendency to perch low, often on brown, leafless stems and branches that protruded from the water. This whiteface made an exception and decided that a green, springy leaf offered a workable perch.
Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/500 sec, f / 8, -1/3 EV, ISO 400
Belted Whiteface, Red-waisted Whiteface, Leucorrhinia proxima, Genus Leucorrhinia, Family Libellulidae, Suborder Anisoptera, Order Odonata, Class Insecta, dragonfly, whiteface, insect, odonate, arthropod, bug, red, white, black, perch, leaf, cattail, bokeh, Canon camera, Canon Rebel T1i, Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, Canon EF 1.4x II Extender, Botanical Gardens, University of British Columbia, UBC, GVRD, Vancouver, British Columbia, BC, Canada