This image is honored as Wikipdia Picture of the Day 28 July 2009 Do you want to use one of my images?
(Best of 3) Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) mother with nursing pup in the Morro Bay harbor, Morro Bay, CA. 27 Oct. 2008. Michael "Mike" L. Baird, Canon 1D Mark III, 600mm f/4 IS with circular polarizer, on tripod. 17 July 2009 Creative Commons use note
24 July 2009: Self-promotion - (and NEW RELATED CLASS - see below) - I was honored to get one of my sea otter with pup images www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2979351573/
be selected as Wikipedia Picture of the Day for 28 July 2009 as seen at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:POTD/2009-07-28
Six of my sea otter images are used on the Wikipedia Sea Otter definition page at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_otter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_otter_nursing02.jpg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea-otter-morro-bay_13.jpg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea-otter-bay_11.jpg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_otter_with_injured_nose.JPG en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Four_sea_otters.JPG en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_otter_cropped.jpg
Related to this placement is the fact that I will be giving a class on how to popularize your images at Flickr and Wikipedia and Wikimedia at the Morro Photo Expo morrophoto.com/
on Sat. Oct. 24, 2009 2:00 - 3:30PM. This class was just recently added because registrations are exceeding expectations - if you have already signed up for the expo morrophoto.com/schedule.shtml
and want to attend this class morrophoto.com/a-flickr.shtml
you can contact Dawn Beattie Dawn_Beattie[@}charter.net and ask to be added). Flickr: A Radical New Social Networking Paradigm for Photo Sharing with Mike Baird Why share? "A photo taken but not shared might just as well have never been taken." Learning from others. Giving versus getting in a social networking context. Preserving your Intellectual Property rights (IP), copyrights. Creative Commons licensing. Getting your photos recognized, featured, popularized. Understanding the proprietary Flickr measure of "Interestingness." Using Groups and Pools. Getting and giving critique. Netiquette - how to be a good Flickr citizen. Cloud computing trend: processing, storing, and distributing your digital photos entirely online and independent of any personal computer. Photographer's rights to take and use photos. Perpetual image hosting - Flickr promises to never erase an image! What does that mean in terms of your legacy? Photographer Michael "Mike" L. Baird is an avid and some say addicted Flickr user, having migrated most of his Internet photo presentation sites (bairdphotos.com, stealthispicture.com, digitalchocolate.org, BirdsOfMorroBay.com...) onto Flickr, which you can find via flickr.bairdphotos.com. Mike wants to infect you with his same interest. At Flickr, Mike hosts about 5000 Morro Bay-related images which have been viewed over two million times, averaging 4000 views a day. His "most interesting" images have each garnered 20,000 views and 400 comments, and appear in 60 groups, and some are linked to or purposed with attribution from up to 200 different external sites. Because of Flickr and the related Creative Commons revolution, hundreds of his images have now been used in educational settings including State Park, National Marine Sanctuary, National Estuary Program, etc. kiosks and displays, books, pamphlets, interpretive signs, rescue cards, Coast Guard murals, birding resource sites, etc. In this presentation Mike hopes to get you excited about the possibility of projecting your photography further into the digital universe. Many of us do not realize it, but our legacy may well be represented by only those bits we leave behind on the Internet. In 500 years, what will Google and Flickr say about you?