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

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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!"

shutterbug55, Jessica Ricci, kekuri, and 107 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Waterford_Man 55 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called It's (still) not about you!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. panfot_O (Bernd Walz) 55 months ago | reply

    photographer romantic :-) great

  3. ailie* 53 months ago | reply

    gorgeous shot!! amazing sunset & silhouette :)

  4. themoonmachine 47 months ago | reply


    I just wanted to let you know that your photo was featured in a travel article on Matador Network! A link back to your photo stream has also been included.

    You can view the article here:

    Thank you so much for sharing your great work! Feel free to add this and any other travel photography to our Matador Flickr Group.


  5. Really_Rose? 44 months ago | reply

    Hi there, I used this image on a press release about photography students. The page it's used on is here:

    I believe I followed all your copyright requests - if I didn't please let me know immediately so I can rectify it! Rose - East MN Weekly News.

    PS - Your work is wonderful!

  6. jhuesos 38 months ago | reply


    I used this photo in my website. Here is the link to the page (it's in Spanish)

    Thanks a lot for sharing your great work. Cheers!

  7. Steve Corey 34 months ago | reply

    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.

    If you disagree, please let me know.

  8. OGQ Backgrounds HD App 31 months ago | reply

    Greate work and Awesome image!!.
    We, "Backgrounds"(
    will register your image on the mobile app.
    Please let me know, if you don't want to use your image on this app.

  9. mikebaird 31 months ago | reply

    Thanks for your use note
    Sounds like a cool I'm glad to be part of.

  10. Midnight rambler 25 months ago | reply

    Great shot, we've used it in our blog: Thanks for sharing it.

  11. EvilInk 24 months ago | reply

    I've used this photo on Evil Ink's Creative Journal: Creative Careers

    It's a great photograph, keep up the good work!

  12. pdepuy 12 months ago | reply

    Awesome photo my friend! I've used it in a blog post, Spearheading social media for your photography business: Facebook.

    Right here:

    Thanks again

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