F2, ISO 64, 1/50th sec., 7 mm Focal length
Although I took this picture this past summer these insects were still around our house well into the autumn. This little bug spent 2 days on our sliding glass door before it finally flew away. Rather than making a classic image of it from the dorsal (top) side of its body, I chose to photograph it from its ventral side through the glass. That allowed me to get a closer view without frightening it and create a nice background bokeh. My lens was essentially touching the double pane glass for stability as I handheld the camera. The name is certainly descriptive of the intricate wing pattern that God gave this creature and if you look closely you may see the fine hairy structures that surround the periphery of the wings.