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Mr. Uncle Bill Sir...I know I've said it before, but I just have to tell you again how much I admire and love your work. I still browse through your galleries all the time, and every time I see something new that I didn't notice before. And I don't care if I have to bribe you or blackmail you or threaten you...if the day ever comes and I actually do get married, you are so doing my wedding. I wouldn't have anyone else. I won't even consider anyone else. You are truly an artist!
My name is Dr. Layton Smith. I am a veterinarian working for the United States Depaerment of Agriculture (USDA). Two years ago, California suffered an outbreak of a deadly avian disease called exotic Newcastle. Over four million birds died or needed to be destroyed to stop the spread of the disease. The disease effected poultry and pet birds. Following the disease eradication, the Avian Health Group was established as a cooperative effort between the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the USDA to prevent such diseases. Biosecurity is a key ingredient of any disease prevention program. For each of the last two years we have developed and distributed "biosecurity bird calendars" to the fairs, bird auctions, pet bird stores, feed stores, and avian veterinarians in California. These calendars are funded by our two agencies and are free to the bird owners of California. Nearly 500,000 calendars have been distributed the past two years. We currently have three types of calendars: baby poultry, rooster, and exotic pet bird. The baby poultry calendar, for instance, has monthly pictures of baby chicks, duck and geese, along with a monthly biosecurity suggestion, health tip and at the bottom of every page the words "Provided courtesy of the Avian Health Group NOT FOR RESALE". The goal of all three calendars is to educate bird owners on ways to keep their birds healthy and free of disease. Each year we search for new photos for next year's calendar. We now are preparing for the 2006 calendar. Unfortunately, the photographers that contribute their photos, are not rewarded monetarily. We do however, recognize the photographer (not the web site) at the bottom of the picture. A written release for the one time use of that photo is also a government policy. We saw your photo "farm fresh eggs""on the web and decided to ask you if you would allow us to possibly use it in next year's calendars. If your photo is selected you will receive a letter of gratitude for your photo contribution to the Avian Health and a coulple copies of the calendar once it is finished. If you are interested, please call me at 1-562-310-0912 or E-mail me at Layton.Smith@aphis.usda.gov. Your help would be greatly appreciated. It is a worthy cause. Sincerely, Layton Smith DVM..Director of Biosecurity..Avian Health Group..Garden Grove Calif.
Bill, I just returned from San Miguel and had a great time. I was able to show my aunt the saint door. Wild house.
Bill, I am leaving for San Miguel in a day. I did an internet search and came accross your images. I would like to visit the Saint Door. If you would be so inclined, would you mind telling me where it is. I would like to show it to my aunt.
Thanks for your time.
Oh my gosh Hunter u r so0o0o0o0o rude!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aunt Mickey Giffen Macfarlane
Dear Bill, your pictures' are wonderful! Aunt Mickey Giffen Macfarlane.
Hiya Uncle Bill...
I don't have your email address, but I need to get in touch with you ASAP, and I'm sure you know why. [please say 'yes', please say 'yes, please say 'yes'] Please email me as soon as you get this, k? Thanks a ton. [ps - I love the galleries! I look at them all the time.] hugs...Bria
I have viewed your work. It is truly incredible. God, guess you inherited the eye for art. Bill, if had I not seen what you have achieved, I would think you were off on a tangent. You are not, you are pursuing a great talent... from the family. Go for the gold and if I can help.. we do know people in SAN MIGUEL.... Hey, have you considered New Orleans for Mardi GraS!!! Could be great pics. marketible!!!
Bill, Please email me, I would like to inquire as to the ability to use one of your images for a one time use.
michael o callaghan
Hi Bill I have just viewed the San Miguel collection.Very impressive and colourful.They have helped to brighten up a grey wet wild dull winters day here in Dingle thank you michael
Really beautiful, vibrant images!!! Great narratives!!
A great touch for the hot west!!
Very nice pics from there. Do you have bigger Versions... by mail maybe?
Btw. there is also some pics smuggled in from Guanajato... not less beautiful, only less tourists.
Lovely photography. I was doing a websearch for San Miguel and came across your website and have enjoyed it. Is your work available to be purchased? I was especially surprised to see photography of an old friend at the Alkek Velodrome. Thank you.
Great Photos of Billy, I'm certain he is a budding photograper. Love your Website.
What software, programs, are you using to create the website? Email response to email@example.com Thank you. JC
your pictures are great! i'm impressed with your web site. i got some info on that developing co. i'll get a hold of you soon. things that seem too good, usually are. don't get me wrong, they are a great co., but not for 1.50! i'll call you soon
Awesome photos! Are there prints available and if so where would I find them?