Okay, no pretense of false modesty here. I'll admit it. I'm proud of myself!
A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from some guy named Matt Mendenhall, who claimed to be sitting on several billion dollars in a Nigerian bank account that once belonged to his dearly departed uncle and all he needed in order to give me all that money was my own bank account inf... oh, waitaminit, wrong email.
Actually, Matt is an associate editor for Birder's World magazine. He was writing to let me know they had picked one of my photographs to use on the magazine's home page for the next month or so. Imagine my excitement!
But then, it got better. Not only were they going to feature my photo — a shot of a White-faced Ibis that I recently took at San Bernard NWR — but the shot was going to be used as a front page link to an article by Kenn Kaufman! Namely, the online version Kenn's article on identifying ibises from the June 2009 edition of the magazine.
To see my ibis shot (complete with a link to my Flickr page), go to the Birder's World site and page down to find the "Subscriber-Only Features" section. There are a number of different pictures (and articles) that rotate under this section each time the page loads, so you may need to refresh the screen a few times to see the image. (I've done it a few times now, and have had to refresh anywhere from once to a whopping eighteen times before my shot popped up.)
Okay, so it's not a featured photograph included in the magazine itself — I've got a long way to go before that opportunity comes around — but it's a start. And I'm a bit proud, if'n I do say so myself!