Don’t make a sound ...

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Perhaps they didn’t see me, or maybe they could not hear my footsteps. Then again, maybe I’m just that quite:). I took a lot of photos, and they contineud to ignored me. I guess I like it that way, but I was surprised.  

~ Rick


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©2018 Rick Cartwright

Morning walk with nature

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My favorite time of day is the morning, shortly after sunrise. It is the best time to take a walk with nature, and a camera.  

I was visiting family in Troy, awaiting the birth of our 7th grandchild. I took at walk in the John A Wannemacher Nature Reserve and just as I took off, I heard this cardinal singing. The coolest part: about 5 feet away, there was a Blue Jay. It was beautiful.

The lighting was not perfect for this photo, but I was able to do some post edits which improved on the outcome. He is so majestic and beautiful. 

~ Rick  


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©2018 Rick Cartwright

Spring goose

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I really love these photos. Several mornings last week I took a photo walks shortly after sunrise. It was cold every time. On this day, I saw two geese, slowly floating, or swimming if you will. I took a couple photos of them, then suddenly they took off. I focused my camera on the lead goose and captured several photos as they ‘honked’ and flew away. These are the two best shots. Enjoy.  

~ Rick


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A second chance

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I posted a photo of two eastern bluebirds a few days ago. I went back to the same spot the next day, and the male bluebird was still there. This time, I was able to get a much better photo. He is beautiful and a real gift. Amazing. 

We don’t often get a second chance, but when given another shot, take it.   

~ Rick


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©2018 Rick Cartwright

A sparrow

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Have you ever felt like this sparrow? He appeared so alone. He pulled up a spot on this fence, and just sat there alone. I think we all have days like the one he is having .. where we feel a little blue and struggle to survive. The elements were not being real nice to our friend either. The wind left him a little blown. I think we often beat ourselves up while blaming everyone else. 

What you don’t see in this photo is reality. It was the dawn of a beautiful spring day. The temperature was climbing quickly, and two geese were taking a morning swim across the water.  Sometimes it’s hard to see the beauty of the world around us when we are deep in self-doubt and feelings of frustation.

Look around and take it all in! Beauty is all around you - stop and enjoy it for just a short time. It will change your outlook.  

~ Rick


 Prints are available for many of the photos on this site on canvas, metal or glass. They are stunning and you can purchase them for a wall at home. Click the link or the ‘prints and such’ tab.

©2018 Rick Cartwright