Student shown here in silhouette. Arthur Morris leads an advanced Instructional Photo Tour class on Morro Strand State Beach 13 Jan. 2009

Art Morris Photo Student in silhouette.

Student shown here. Arthur Morris, internationally recognized bird photographer of fame leads an advanced Instructional Photo Tour class on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA., 13 Jan. 2009, during the week before the 2009 Morro Bay Annual Winter Bird Festival . More than 11,000 of Arthur Morris' photographs have been published in American Birds, Audubon, Birding, Birder's World, Bird Watcher's Digest, Florida Wildlife and Nature, Living Bird, National Geographic, Natural History, Nature Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, PHOTOgraphic, Ranger Rick, Wildbird, and other magazines, as well as in hundreds of books and calendars. Not a part of this group, Photo by lurker Michael "Mike" L. Baird, Canon 1D Mark III w/ Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens with circular polarizer and handheld.


Digital 100 example: Tend to the background. I had to get down low to get the silhouette of the upper half of this photog's body against the sky and not too far into the dark water. Simplicity: The sunset itself is structurally non-spectacular, and helps bring focus to the person-subject.


I'm not sure this made "explore" but I added it to my set of that name because I wanted to track it.


02 June 2009 Creative Common use at The Digital Photography School blog "5 Steps To Starting A Photography Group In Your Area."


17 April @010 Creative Commons use in a book:

I recently saw your image at and chose to use it in a photography instructional book which will be released in the next few weeks. The book will be launched from (will be online in the next few days--still in the works) and sold as both a print version and an e-book version. The photograph is listed under a creative commons attribution license which allows derivative works and commercial use. I wanted to confirm this information and also congratulate you on such a beautiful shot. I wish I would have taken it myself :-) You are currently being attributed in the draft with the link "" Is this the best way to attribute your work, or is there another website you'd prefer? Again, congratulations on the great shot. Jim Harmer, Twitter: ImprovePhoto

* Approved. Slight preference to link to the photo used. I said: Jim, Congratulations on finishing the book. I look forward to seeing it. The Creative Commons use is fine. I have a slight preference to link to the photo used rather than my larger Flickr site for online links, but don't trouble yourself unless you want to.

answers every question ever asked about using one of my photos under Creative Commons (CC) Attribution: How to attribute, access full-resolution versions, how to link back to the image page, and how to please comment on the image used linking to your use.


June 2010 Creative Commons use


23 July 2011 Creative Commons use approved: Donald Quintana has sent you a message on Flickr. Subject: Silhouette of ta photographer; Date: 23rd July, 2011; " ... I am creating a logo for the Morro Photo Expo and was wondering if I might use and adapt the silhouette of the photographer in this image of yours for the design."

A: Yes I'de be honored.

Likewise... Q: Steve Corey said: Mike - I would like to submit this image to be used in-part with an Arthur Morris image for next years MPE t-shirts. As I have said in the past, I would love to have a t-shirt with this image.

A: Yes I'de be honored.


11/30/2013 my image seems to have been modified and used at without attribution in a blog about "etiquette and ethics!"

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Taken on January 13, 2009