Happy Flag Day: Don’t be Blue … « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

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We are finishing up the 2017 Palouse IPT today. We have been truly blessed with great weather and I have been blessed with a wonderful group of six Happy Campers. Huge thanks to Fern Trujillo who drove Fort DeSoto IPT veteran Ed Blanton and me around for the entire IPT. The group will photograph its way up to Spokane this afternoon (WED — June 14) so that we can all make or flights tomorrow. All around nice guy Guy Bralley left after Tuesday to tend to stuff at work. He was driving his own vehicle so whenever we needed anything, we simply asked Guy and there it was! It was a pleasure meeting and working with Mellisa Thiel for the first time; she was the first to sign up. Last but not least was Angel Houghton from League City, TX – south of Houston; she was quite serious about her photography. Everyone got along great for the entire trip 🙂

As we saw in the Cheap Gas blog post here, one of the great joys of leading the Palouse IPT is re-visiting spots that I have been to several times and finding new and different images. Just like today’s featured image 🙂


The blog and the website and the BAA Store were down for about 24 hours. Thanks to Peter Kes for getting things back up and running.

The Streak

Just in case you have not been counting, today’s blog post makes one day in a row with a new blog post 🙂 I had a post for yesterday but with everything down I was unable to get into Word Press admin 🙂

Used Photo Gear Kudos

From Tom Phillips via e-mail

Artie, Well, that was awesome for us all. Roger received the 300mm f/2.8L IS II today and is happy, and James bought the 1DX Mk II and the 400mm DO II within minutes of their being listed on that first Saturday! I know that you have a lot of readers and followers but your advice on pricing was right on. The items sold quickly while allowing me to get a good price, making the buyers happy, and helping you make some money too. I want to thank you very much artie! Thanks again Tom

Gear Questions and Advice

Too many folks attending BAA IPTs and dozens of folks whom I see in the field, and on BPN, are–out of ignorance–using the wrong gear especially when it comes to tripods and more especially, tripod heads… Please know that I am always glad to answer your gear questions via e-mail.

Please Don’t Forget …

As always–and folks have been doing a really great job for a long time now–please remember to use our B&H links for your major and minor gear purchases. For best results, use one of our many product-specific links; after clicking on one of those you can continue shopping with all subsequent purchases invisibly tracked to BAA. Your doing so is always greatly appreciated. Please remember: web orders only. And please remember also that if you are shopping for items that we carry in the BAA Online Store (as noted in red at the close of this post below) we would of course appreciate your business.

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Happy Flag Day: Don’t be Blue …

I hope that you enjoy Flag Day, one of our very low key holidays. It has been very special to me for exactly 71 years 🙂

Please Remember to use my Affiliate Links and to Visit the New BAA Online Store 🙂

To show your appreciation for my continuing efforts here, we ask, as always, that you get in the habit of using my B&H affiliate links on the right side of the blog for all of your photo and electronics purchases. Please check the availability of all photographic accessories in the New BIRDS AS ART Online Store, especially the Mongoose M3.6 tripod head, Wimberley lens plates, Delkin flash cards and accessories, and LensCoat stuff.

As always, we sell only what I have used, have tested, and can depend on. We will not sell you junk. We know what you need to make creating great images easy and fun. And please remember that I am always glad to answer your gear questions via e-mail.

I would of course appreciate your using our B&H affiliate links for all of your major gear, video, and electronic purchases. For the photographic stuff mentioned in the paragraph above, and for everything else in the new store, we, meaning BAA, would of course greatly appreciate your business. Here is a huge thank you to the many who have been using our links on a regular basis and those who will be visiting the New BIRDS AS ART Online Store as well.


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