BIRDS AS ART BULLETIN #25, JULY 5, 2000
WIMBERLEY HEAD TIPS
> > FOR INFO ON SUMMER NYC AREA PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMS:
> > Visit www.birdsasart.com on the web.
> > Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART tel: 863-692-0906
> > PO Box 7245, Indian Lake Estates, FL 33855
> BIRDS AS ART/INSTRUCTIONAL PHOTO TOURS
> PO box 7245/ 4041 Granada drive
> Indian lake EST, Fl 33855
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> ANNOUNCING NEWLY SCHEDULED CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY IPTs.
> CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY SEPT 22-24 3-DAY $749 LIMIT: 3
> CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY SEPT 26-28 3-DAY $749 LIMIT: 3
> CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY OCT 1-3 3-DAY $749 LIMIT: 3
> SPECTACULAR RAPTOR PHOTOGRAPHY IN EARLY FALL IN CAPE MAY IS STRICTLY
> DEPENDENT. WITH NW WINDS AND DROPPING TEMPERATURES WE WILL PHOTOGRAPH
> COOPER'S HAWK, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, KESTREL, MERLIN, AND OTHER RAPTORS BOTH
> PERCHED AND IN FLIGHT. THESE IPTs ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO 3 PHOTOGRAPHERS.
> FOR PHOTOGRAPHING PERCHED BIRDS, A BEACH CHAIR AND A THROW- OVER BLIND OR
> MANY YARDS OF CAMO-NETTING WRAP WILL BE NEEDED. BACK-UP SUBJECTS INCLUDE
> LARGE FLOCKS OF BLACK SKIMMERS, GULLS, TERNS, AND SHOREBIRDS. SOUTH CAPE
> MEADOWS HAS PRODUCED GREAT IMAGES OF SKIMMERS, HERONS, EGRETS, KING RAIL,
> AND SOME GREAT SHOREBIRDS SOME YEARS IN EARLY FALL. I HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK
> WITH THE RAPTORS IN PREVIOUS YEARS FROM LATE SEPTEMBER THROUGH EARLY
> OCTOBER. PLEASE DO NOT CALL AND ASK WHICH OF THE THREE IPTs WILL BE BEST
> FOR THE HAWKS (UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT THE WEATHER WILL BE IN ADVANCE).
> PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED IPTs 2000 OPENINGS
> PRIBILOF ISLANDS, ALASKA JULY 24-31 7 DAY $699 FULL
> PRIBILOF ISLANDS, ALASKA JULY 31-AUG 7 7 DAY $699 1
> (PLUS $1999 INCLUDES PRIBS FLIGHTS, LOCAL GUIDE, GROUND TRANSPORTATION.
> DOES NOT INCLUDE MEALS & FLIGHTS/LODGING TO/IN ANCHORAGE.)
> BOSQUE DEL APACHE NWR, NM NOV 20-22 3 DAY 599 8
> BOSQUE DEL APACHE NWR, NM NOV 27-29 3 DAY $599 8
> BOSQUE DEL APACHE NWR, NM DEC 2-4 3 DAY $599 FULL
> SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FEB 10-12 3-DAY $649 7
> SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FEB 15-19 5-DAY $1049 4
> SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAR 17-19 3-DAY $649 9
> SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAR 21-25 5-DAY $1049 11
> JAMAICA BAY WR, Q-NY AUG 28-30 3-DAY $599 3
> A $200 DEPOSIT IS NEEDED TO HOLD A SPOT FOR ALL IPTs.
> IN THE PAST YEAR, NEARLY ALL IPTs HAVE SOLD OUT MANY MONTHS IN ADVANCE. TO
> AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, SEND A DEPOSIT CHECK NOW!
> BOSQUE DEL APACHE NWR Tens of thousands of Snow Geese and Sandhill
> raptors, spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and low mountain scenery make this
> an inspiring location and a great place to learn the basics. Bosque is
> always great, but the 1999 IPTs to this wonderfully inspiring site were
> truly blessed with loads of birds, ideal weather and wind patterns (wind
> sun together for great flight shooting, incredible light, and simply one
> amazing photographic opportunity after another. (Limit 12.)
> SANIBEL/SOUTHWEST FLORIDA This, my bread & butter/can't-miss tour features
> visits to Ding Darling NWR, the Venice rookery, Estero Lagoon, and other
> photo hotspots. Spoonbills, White Ibis, Wood Stork, both pelicans, Osprey,
> Red-shouldered Hawk, Burrowing Owl, eight heron and egret species, and
> numerous terns, gulls, sandpipers, and plovers are among the likely
> subjects. Best news? Most of the birds are ridiculously tame. (Limit: 12)
> JAMAICA BAY WILDLIFE REFUGE, QUEENS, NY. In late summer, tame juvenile
> shorebirds and night-herons abound. Other subjects include Double-crested
> Cormorants, Canada Geese (a sequence of three images that I made on last
> year's IPT was published recently in Audubon Magazine,so don't thumb your
> nose at Canada Geese!), herons, egrets, and terns. For logistical reasons,
> the price of this IPT does NOT include breakfast. (Limit: 6.)
> GENERAL INFORMATION: BIRDS AS ART/INSTRUCTIONAL PHOTO-TOURS
> All IPTs (unless indicated) include morning and afternoon field shoots
> totaling six hours or more (weather permitting), in-the-field instruction,
> an introductory slide program on the evening before the tour begins,
> otherwise noted), a critiquing session , slide programs on all but the
> night of the tour, a midday break (also know as INT--instructor nap time),
> and all breakfasts and lunches. (Please note that breakfasts will feature
> on-the-run/fast food or convenience store dining.) IPTs do not include
> lodging or air or ground transportation (except as noted). Ground
> transportation with the leader is available on some tours on an extremely
> limited, first-requested, first-served, pay-in-advance, $20/day, space-
> available basis. Email to check availability.
> Non-photographer spouses/companions may join most IPTs for $40/day. (No
> charge for PRIBs.) Extensions and individual or group tours can be
> on request. Individual instruction on location is available for $500.00
> day, $800 per day for two photographers. A variety of Canon EF telephoto
> lenses and bodies are available for rent on some IPTs on a per day or per
> trip basis. Please inquire as to rates and availability.
> WHY JOIN A BIRDS AS ART/IPT? (Past IPT participants are invited to skip
> new reason #9.)
> 1- I taught elementary school for 23 years. I know how to teach. I can
> you the techniques needed to produce technically perfect images on a
> consistent basis. 2-My work is known for its artistic design; I can show
> and teach you how to design artistically pleasing images. 3-I have a
> personality. I am energetic, enthusiastic, and driven. 4-I specialize in
> bird photography. I know where the birds are, how to identify them, and
> to approach them closely while minimizing disturbance. 5-All tours will
> with only a single registrant. 6. I'm good, and I'll work hard to find the
> magic for you. 7. This is my business, and mine alone; I do care.
> NEW REASON 8: I know where to be in varying weather and lighting
> conditions. Why spend money on airfares, rental cars, equipment, and film
> and wind up being in the wrong spot?
> NEW REASON 9: While in Bosque this year, we ran across a tour group with
> top professional leaders and approximately 20 participants stuffed into
> vans. The tour was very expensive (as the tour company has a big shiny
> catalogue and a large office staff to pay for). All in my group were
> at the lack of instruction offered by the leaders, the total lack of
> communication between the leaders and the participants, and one seemingly
> inexplicable decision to leave an area just before the sun broke through
> and created a dramatically lit sunset sky. Go figure.....
> Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding BIRDS AS
> ART/INSTRUCTIONAL PHOTO-TOURS. I would also be glad to guide anyone
> considering the purchase of equipment.
> If you photograph birds or other natural history subjects and do not own
> this book, you have made one very large mistake. Order a copy now.
> THE ART OF BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
> THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL FIELD TECHNIQUES
> BY ARTHUR MORRIS
> AMPHOTO, NY 160 PAGES, 203 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
> THIS STUNNING BOOK HAS BECOME AN INSTANT CLASSIC
> IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A BETTER NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER:
> ORDER YOUR SIGNED COPY TODAY!! SEND A CHECK FOR $39.95 POSTPAID
> (FLORIDA RESIDENTS ADD 6% SALES TAX = $42.05 TOTAL) TO:
> ARTHUR MORRIS PO BOX 7245 INDIAN LAKE ESTATES, FL 33855
> HAMA DOUBLE-BUBBLE SPIRIT LEVELS No more crooked horizons! No more birds
> that are not square to the world! No more tilted subjects when your
> is on a slope or your long lens is low to the ground and you are bent over
> sideways and cockeyed! One bubble for horizontals, another for verticals.
> You'll never see me without one of these indispensable, overpriced (don't
> blame me) doo-dads in my hot shoe. Even the largest mail order firms
> $35-$40 plus taxes and shipping. Order yours now for only $33.00 plus
> for shipping and handling. To order a Double Bubble, send a check for
> (Florida residents add 6% sales tax = $36.98) made out to ARTHUR MORRIS to
> PO BOX 7245 INDIAN LAKE ESTATES, FL 33855. Sorry no credit cards.
> REGISTRATION FORM
> BIRDS AS ART INSTRUCTIONAL PHOTO TOURS
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> IF REGISTERING FOR MORE THAN ONE PERSON, PLEASE CALL FOR DISCOUNT
> INFORMATION. PLEASE MAIL A $200 PER PERSON DEPOSIT ($80 FOR NON-
> PHOTOGRAPHERS). SORRY--NO CREDIT CARDS.
> *CANCEL AT LEAST ONE MONTH BEFORE TRIP AND YOUR DEPOSIT (LESS A $50
> PROCESSING FEE) WILL BE REFUNDED. *THEREAFTER, NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT
> APPLICABLE (LESS $100 PROCESSING FEE) TO ANOTHER IPT. IF YOU DON'T WRITE
> CALL, AND DON'T SHOW UP, YOU FORFEIT ALL PAYMENTS.
> SMOKING ANYWHERE IN THE VICINITY OF THE GROUP IS NOT PERMITTED.
> *****IMPORTANT REQUESTS*****
> IF YOU CAN'T JOIN ME THIS YEAR, PLEASE E-MAIL THIS ATTACHMENT TO A BIRD
> PHOTOGRAPHER-FRIEND. THANKS AND GREAT PICTURE-MAKING! A.M.
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> shooting with smaller apertures. Reduces the drain on battery power by
> This ingeniously designed product is, indeed, the Better Mousetrap. It
> weighs just 21/2 ounces. The rugged, injection-molded plastic side
> are attached to the flash head by a sturdy elastic band. The rigid
> FIRMLY hold the Fresnel screen in place in both Horizontal and Vertical
> formats. Set-up is simple and takes less than a minute and removal is
> If you are tired of having your flash multiplier flop all over the place
> the field and take up half your suitcase while traveling, then the Better
> Beamer is for you. Order yours today.
> To order the Better Beamer/Walt Anderson Flash Extender:
> Send a check for $38.50 (Florida residents please add 6% sales tax =
> (includes postage) made out to ARTHUR MORRIS
> at Dept. AM . PO Box 7245 Indian Lake Estates, FL 33855
> > NOTE: I am looking forward to seeing all NYC area nature photographers
> > one of the two Art of Nature Photography Full Day How-To seminars late
> > summer. E-mail us for details. Bring a friend and/or let all of your
> > photographer friends know about these exciting seminars.
> > Best and great picture making to all.
> > Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
> > Note: Arthur Morris has been a Canon contract photographer since 1994
> > continues in that role today. If you received this bulletin in error,
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