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We took part in our second ‘butterfly walk’ of the summer yesterday. It was hot, but we saw a lot of beauty. This is either a question mark or a comma butterfly .. either way, it’s a beautful creature.

Here is a little help if you want to study up.

As I posted yesterday, we setup a YouTube channel. The tales.photos YouTube channel will include video footage from our various outings. It could be from local photo hikes, or more extensive travel footage.

For a long time, I have wanted to share more than just still images. This will allow Teresa and me to do that. There will be a weekly video. You can subscribe and be notified when new videos are available. I hope you enjoy this as much I we will enjoy sharing.

~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

Butterfly walk

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Teresa and I went on a Butterfly walk earlier this week. These are some of the better photos. I really wish I could name each of them, but other than the monarch, I can’t even start. We saw more than this, but taking photos of these beautiful creatures is very difficult. Be sure to scroll down and see all of them. 

~ Rick

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 A monarch in the making. Give it a few weeks and it will be flying around.  

A monarch in the making. Give it a few weeks and it will be flying around.  


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

Finally .. A Monarch butterfly

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I am now starting to see Monarch Butterflies. I have only see a couple so far this year. I have blogged about their story before .. they as just amazing creatures and so beautiful. 

~ 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

Milkweed butterfly

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I caught this shot of a milkweed butterfly while out on a photo walk with Teresa. I love the colors and detail. I have seen this pattern before, but with more blue. I had to share it. Here is one more photo:

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Have a great week. 

~ 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

The stare down ...

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This monarch butterfly flys by me, continuing for about 30 feet, then lands facing away from me. I zoom in, and start snapping pictures. She proceeds to do this dance, slowly shifting until she is looking directly at me. Those beady eyes are not a photoshop .. that is exactly how it looked when I took the picture .. at 30 feet or so. I am truly in awe of nature, every day! 

~ 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.