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Guest 03-May-2024 17:03
Hello Rod: We are working with the folks at the San Juan County Conservation Land Bank in Friday Harbor, WA and were directed to your site. We're looking for a photo of a cedar waxwing that would be used on a temporary (1+ yr) interpretive panel encouraging wildflower gardens in the County. From your info, it seems as if we could use one of your photos for no charge (thank you) since the Land Bank is a non-profit, so long as we give credit to you as the photography. Could you confirm that for me? My email is sharon[at]pidseattle[dot][com] Thank you so much!
Talinna Appling 06-Apr-2022 17:05
Hi Rod,

I work for a non-profit called Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center in their native plant nursery. We are creating some signage for native plants for sale and education purposes. I would love to use some of your beautiful photos, specifically of Heuchera chlorantha for this purpose.

Thank you, Talinna
Sarah 21-Apr-2020 22:00
Sorry if i doubled up, it won't let me post with a hyperlink, so I'm trying again. I tried your email but I don't think the one on your contributor profile is current, so I thought I'd try here.
Hello, I'm presently trying to reorganize and update a wiki of native plants in the south Salish Sea prairies, and the Burke Image collection has been a very helpful resource. This Wiki was created years ago, largely by botany students at Evergreen, and is intended to be a resource for prairie conservation at a general public level, and is also used by the folks at the Center for Natural Lands Management to support their prairie restoration work.
google wikis (dot) evergreen (dot) edu (slash) pugetprairieplants
I've only finished 10 of 100 or so, but I'm working on making the formats more consistent and want to improve the citation system, including photographs. I was curious if you're open to the use of the photos you've posted on the Burke Image Collection? And if so, what sort of citation would you like? If your photos are already on their and not credited, my apologies! A lot of people have contributed to the site, please let me know, and I can edit or remove.
Edward H. Elliman 07-Aug-2018 14:46
Hi Rod,

I'm working on a book on grass identification with Lauren Brown (it will be a revision of her original, 1979 book)and came across two excellent Dichanthelium acuminatum photos of yours on the Burke Museum website. Would there be a chance of using high resolution versions of those photos in our book? If so, I would very much appreciate being in touch about terms, conditions, permissions, copyright, etc. We are on contract with Yale University Press.

Thank you very much.

Ted Elliman
Guest 21-Apr-2018 19:57
Hi Rod,

I'm very interested in your photo of the pink-sepaled Aquilegia flavescens from 2008. I have heard there may be hybrid populations of A. formosa x flavescens in the Wenatchee Mountains. Do you recall whether there were many individuals of this color-variety or just a single one? If you have any details please email me at j[dot]groh[at]alumni[dot]ubc[dot]ca

Peter Moore 28-Apr-2015 18:18
Hi Rod
I work for a non-profit called the Institute for Applied Ecology. We are preparing a restoration plan for Herbert Farm and Natural Area with the aim of helping streaked horned larks. I was wondering if I could use one of your photographs of horned larks to illustrate the plan? Thanks,
Peter Moore
Randall Morgan 29-Sep-2014 18:39
Hi Rod, I've been scanning through your plant photos. Glorious! There is one in particular i'd like to ask you about, the one labeled Trifolium variegatum. This is actually T. albopurpurem (rancheria clover), although it has unusually extensive whiye on the banner & wings. I've been studying clovers for 20 years now and lately concentrating on the albopurp. complex. I wonder if there is any chance you could collect a sample of this for DNA analysis next spring? Leaf samples, or better yet, seed. Material from the tomcat clover would also be appreciated, or any other annual clover in the area. I have no material from anything that far north so far.
Much appreciate any help. Will send my address when the time comes. And thanks again for all those beautiful pictures!
Mike Brewington 15-Aug-2014 05:06
Hi Rod,
Saw you had some stuff for sale on FM. I bought the 400 5.6 from you years ago. Just thought I'd say Hi.

Mike Brewington
Guest 19-Apr-2013 04:13
Hi -- I'm interested in a photo you had posted a couple of years ago of Erythronium quinaltense that you described as part of a population with all white tepals in an area you were monitoring. My e-mail is djross at pastconnections dot com -- sorry, I don't know if this is protected from spam spiders :-)
Jeanne Ross
John 12-Mar-2013 03:07
Dear Mr. Gilbert,

I am writing to notify you that I would like to use some of your top-notch bird images shown here on the pbase website. I am a volunteer for the U.S. Forest Service in the Coconino National Forest/Red Rock District in Sedona, Arizona. I am assisting with the preparation of a Powerpoint presentation on beginning birding that will be used strictly for educational purposes for tourists and local residents of the Red Rock District area. There will be no compensation for myself, for the presenter or for the USFS in the use of this presentation, and the presentation is not intended for distribution, sale, or any revenue-generating interest. The intent is simply to introduce casual birders or those interested in the hobby with species that can be found in the area, and to further their interest in the pursuit of birdwatching. Of course, special acknowledgement and appreciation will be provided within the presentation to you and any other sources who have granted permission to me for use of their photos.

Please advise if you have any concerns about my use of your photos in my presentation. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,
John Felix
Guest 07-Mar-2013 21:57
Thank you for posting these photos, and for generously making them available for educational use. I work for a non-profit called WenatcheeOutdoors and am creating a basic birding slideshow for hikers. Not only are your bird photos beautiful, but they also show clear, detailed field markings, which will be ultra helpful for the new birders I'm trying to reach.

Michelle Forster
Guest 24-Oct-2012 17:55
My name is Austan and I am a journalist for the Army. I recently wrote a story about wildlife and habitat conservation on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. I want to say “Thank You” for allowing me to use your photos; they are awesome. If and when the article is published I will send you a link.
Guest 14-Aug-2012 18:26

My name is Maralyne and I am an intern with Sierra Club Canada. Sierra club is a non-profit environmental organization. We are currently seeking photographs of endangered species to include in a book that would be used as a part of a fundraising and awareness building campaign. Would you be willing to donate a picture of the Tall Woolly-heads, and the Taylor's checkerspot butterfly for use in our book. Full credit will be given to you as the photographer. The aim of this fundraising opportunity is also to encourage the public to be more aware of the wide variety of species that may be lost in the future.
Sierra Club Canada has been active in Canada since 1963, originally as chapters of the U.S.-based Sierra Club. Our national office opened in 1989, and in 1992 we incorporated to create a truly national presence. Today, we have five chapters across the country: British Columbia Chapter, Prairie Chapter, Ontario Chapter, Quebec Chapter and Atlantic Canada Chapter - in addition to our dozens of local groups in communities all across Canada from Cape Breton to Vancouver Island. The Sierra Youth Coalition is our youth affiliate. Sierra Club Canada is the agent of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Sierra Club Canada has earned an excellent reputation within its constituency and the broader public for its thoroughly researched positions and for refusing to compromise on its ideals. Sierra Club Canada believes in the power of connection, of people everywhere working together to create a better world for all.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Maralyne Narayan
Susan Waters 23-Nov-2011 00:30
hi Rod,
just so beautiful, and thanks so, so much for making these available for use. I came to browse for a good Microseris laciniata shot on Karen's recommendation (after losing a whole cameraful of my own) and ended up spending half my afternoon dreamily gazing at photo after photo. Thanks and hope to see you one day soon. --Susan Waters
Pat Ross 09-Sep-2011 00:49
Rod Gilbert you are a genius!
Your work is so beautiful. I love to browse thru your photos and wish that I could duplicate your talent. When I figure out which one I like best I will let you know. :)
Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos.
Most appreciative,
Cyndi Fernandez 09-Oct-2009 14:51
Your photos are wonderful. What a gift that you allow them to be used to help conserve these special places and species! I am creating a display board for the North Puget Sound Prairie Working Group. It is comprised of several organizations (more at: Your photos are an essential component of the display. Would you mind contacting me? I would like to request a couple photos in higher resolution, if they're available.

Most appreciative, Cyndi
Catherine 30-Jun-2009 21:28

Thanks again for allowing the use of these magnificent photos. I work for the Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club and we would love to use one of your pictures on a presentation for our Wild Olympics Campaign. Thanks again for the great work.

Guest 01-Jun-2009 23:47
This is one of those sites that you can go to to look at all sorts of beautiful stuff. I always am able to come back and find a magnificent photo, that I've never seen anything like it before.
Maria 24-Mar-2009 22:05

Thanks so much for providing all these beautiful photos. I am working with the Washington Native Plant Society ( and we are planning on using one of your photos of a hummingbird for a poster to advertise Native Plant Appreciation Week (for a talk on using native plants for wildlife.) We will definitely credit you. Thanks so much for allowing nonprofits to use your work!

Maria Yousoufian
Washington Native Plant Society
maria at
H Thomas 24-Mar-2009 04:41
Rod, What a wonderful web site. One which I will visit again. The photographs are magnificent. Harry Thomas
Guest 10-Feb-2009 20:02
Thanks for making your photos available. I have borrowed a few images of the Northern Harrier that may be used in an interpretive panel at Bottle Beach State Park located on Grays Harbor. We will most definately provide you with credit for your photos if they are used. Particularly in these very tight budget times your generosity is much appreciated.
Kelli Bush
Washington State Parks
ted t 09-Jan-2009 23:13
Hi Rod,
Your photo galleries are exquisite. I have borrowed three images of Puget Sound Prairies and may use them in a poster I'm preapring. You will be credited for any of your photos if we use them. Many thanks -- Ted
R F Mercier 06-Jun-2008 14:46
Do you sell prints of your work?
Guest 25-Jan-2008 23:37
Fantastic set of galleries Rod!
Pat Cullinan, Jr. 03-Dec-2007 06:17

Holy cow! Your photos are the cat's pajamas! I live in nerve-racking New York City and I enjoyed perusing your photos -- they're restful to the eyes and the mind.

Thanks for the gift.

Pat Cullinan, Jr.
Marvin 29-Nov-2007 19:38
Excellent site! Both educational and inspiring! It makes my shutter finger itch. Many thanks/~m
Guest 08-Mar-2007 11:23
I'm going to model some of my work after you in the soon as I get a new camera.
yoram shpirer24-Feb-2007 20:57
Hi Rod
You have many excellent images in your galleries, I've really enjoyed looking at your photos & will be back again soon for another look.
Guest 12-Jan-2007 17:09
Nice Gallery
Cliff10-Jan-2007 18:57
I've really enjoyed looking through your galleries Rod. You have some really outstanding bird photographs. I'll look forward to returning soon for another look, keep up the good work.
Joseph V Higbee22-Dec-2006 00:18
Hi Rod
Looks like you did some housecleaning. Looks good. I've been meaning to comment on the spotted owl. Like tell me again why we spent all this money on equipment. Bet you were feeling some excitement, then.
Peggy Murray 27-Oct-2006 22:21
Thanks for sharing your images. You have some jaw dropping pics--the Red-breasted Sapsucker and Mountain Goat in particular. I routed in via the Tweeters list serve.