All is set for our visit to the Butterfly Conservatory on Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. We have exclusive access to the facility from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. During this time you can use your tripods. At 10:00 am the Conservatory opens to the general public and they ask that we put our tripods away. We are welcome to spend the day at the conservatory however.
We ill meet in behind the main conservatory parking area. This area is designated ast the Buses and Overflow Parking Area. We will meet in this parking lot at 7:45 am SHARP as we will be brought into the Conservatory together as a group.
The Conservatory is very humid so you should talk a few precautions to prevent your lenses from fogging. Limit the amount of time that your camera bag is in the cold. Keep it sheltered in your warm vehicle for as long as possible before entering the building. It is good practice to wrap or pack your lenses and camera body in zip lock plastic bags before putting them in your camera bag. When you get inside of the conservatory, open your camera bag but do not remove the camera or lenses from the zip lock plastic bag until it has had time to acclimatize to the humid environment. The colder that your equipment gets before entering the building, the longer it will have to acclimatize in the bag before being removed.
Please be respectful of other photographers during the outing. Be aware to not position yourself or your gear in another persons background. Allow others opportunity to photograph a subject by not hijacking a particular butterfly. There are over 2000 butterflies within the Conservatory so there will be plenty of opportunities for all of us.
Don’t be shy to ask an experienced member for help on photographing or composing a subject. Outings are intended to educate and help those who wish to learn more about our hobby.
Above all have fun!
See you on Saturday.