2013-04-23: "My new friend." Yesterday I was admiring the amazing butterfly photos that some of you have posted here and I was thinking that I haven't photographed a butterfly in awhile. Today, while on a walk, this little guy/gal landed on my leg and would not let go. Eventually I guided it onto my hand and then I put it onto a bush, only to have it fly back to me. I did this several times over the course of 20 minutes and even with other people walking past, it kept coming back. I didn't have the right lens along, but I figured I would grab a few shots with a wide angle. I must say that even though I have better photographs of butterflies, this experience was by far the best. - Karl Schmidt - Author, Photographer, student of life