Orlando Wetlands Park, Christmas, FL

  • June 8, 2014 · 6:30 AM
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This is one of the best controlled birding and wildlife environments... we shoot early, but it will be worth it...
meet in front of Main building...

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe another meet in the fall?? Get the wildlife migrating back for winter. Morning of shooting followed up with a picnic (just a thought). The park closes from Nov 14 - Jan 31.

    2 · June 12

    • Paula R

      The park is closed sometime during the winter will need to check on when

      June 14

    • A former member
      A former member

      Paula park is closed Nov 14th - Jan 31st for winter.

      June 14

  • Mike E.

    This was a great site for nature photography. Plenty of wildlife, great wx and no Mosquitos.

    June 12

  • Mike E.

    Enjoyed the meetup, group and the gallery. Thanks to beaux for the planning and support at the park. This was my first meetup with the cfdcg and am looking forward to the next one.

    June 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am truly sorry that I did not attend this meetup.

    June 11

  • Alastair B.

    In response to Beaux's email: This is a small but active group. Reason for me is the variety of things offered to photograph and the amount of posts of
    photo opportunities. Keep us updated because I forget to check the meetup pages.
    Thanks!!!!!

    June 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Beaux for putting this together, it was great meeting everyone that was there. It is also great seeing the gallery, amazing how a group can be standing side by side shooting the same scene and walk away with our own individual interpretation and visions.
    Till the next time Happy Shooting

    June 10

    • beaux P.

      Thanks for coming and taking such great shots... your observation is keen with and without the camera... Thanks... bx

      June 10

  • beaux P.

    Well... I didn't have a "BIG" lens... but, I am so glad I went... The day was perfect and it is always great to meet fellow enthusiasts... that is what this meetup is all about...

    1 · June 8

  • Paula R

    Not going woke up sick, have fun without me.

    June 8

    • beaux P.

      Sorry you are not feeling well... See you later...

      June 8

    • Paula R

      Thanks, back is somewhat better, so bummed I missed it, can't wait to see pictures, hopefully we can so again sometime

      1 · June 8

  • Alastair B.

    Good place to photograph.

    June 8

  • Bev H.

    Beautiful photos.

    June 8

  • beaux P.

    There is a lite layer of fog out here... beautiful...

    June 8

  • beaux P.

    I am here... 407.488.3945... If you need directions or will be late... Call

    June 8

  • Charles G.

    Great Morning, with great weather and no bugs.

    June 8

  • Alastair B.

    As mentioned by me before, I am showing up with my bike. There is plenty photograph out here with a really good long lens (birds). Other wise there are crocs all over the place when it warms up.

    June 7

  • Alastair B.

    There are plenty of roads there to ride a bike, which I plan to take, a bike that is.

    June 2

  • beaux P.

    If you are on the west side of town and want to ride with me please call me and we will make plans... anyone on east side want to carpool? Need a volunteer to coordinate it...

    June 2

  • beaux P.

    Directions:

    From Orlando: Take S.R. 50 to Christmas, Florida. Turn north (Left) onto 420, Ft. Christmas Rd and travel 2.3 miles, then turn East (Right) onto Wheeler Road and travel 1.5 miles. The address is 25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas, Florida 32709.

    From Titusville: Take S.R. 50 to Christmas, Florida. Turn north (Right) onto 420, Ft. Christmas Rd and travel 2.3 miles, then turn East (Right) onto Wheeler Road and travel 1.5 miles. The address is 25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas, Florida 32709.

    Contact Information:

    beaux Patrick -[masked]

    The Orlando Wetlands Park – 25155 Wheeler Road – Christmas, Florida 32709

    Phone:[masked] Fax:[masked] Email: [masked]

    June 2

  • beaux P.

    The Park is open from Sunrise until Sunset each day.

    Park Rules:

    No pets are allowed with the exception of horses.
    Leave your car in the parking area and enjoy a peaceful walk.
    Fishing, swimming and boating are prohibited.
    Camping and cooking fires are not allowed on the property.
    Be prepared for primitive hiking by bringing water, sun protection, comfortable shoes and insect repellent.
    A cooler of cold drinks and snacks will be a welcome treat after your long walk. Please help us keep the park clean by removing all trash, which you produce during your visit.
    Be considerate of others. Loud noises frighten away wildlife. Leave radios at home.
    Don’t harass or feed the animals.
    Leave wildflowers and plants for others to enjoy. No collecting of living plants or animals is allowed.
    No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

    June 2

  • beaux P.

    OK... Paula made me curious... The sunrise is about 6:30 or a little before.... we are scheduled to be there at 6:30, so I am saying that if you want the sunrise shots, you will need to arrive by 6:00 at the latest...

    I will be there by 5:30... just in case...

    Please make a record of my number or put it in your phone.... [masked]-3945... call me if you have a problem or get lost...

    bx

    June 2

  • Paula R

    Friend just posted a sunrise picture from the wetlands. I pray our sunrise will be as beautiful .

    June 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not ready for this one!

    June 1

  • beaux P.

    Hey guys... don't get the idea that it is pointless to go on this "safari"... we are open to shoot what we see and where we can see it... not, every thing is a closeup of a bird... sometimes it is a spider on the trail...

    We as leaders strive to provide you with the opportunity to take whatever images you "see" wherever you are... studio or in the field... I would hate for you to miss this opportunity because you don't have a "big" lens... I don't either!!!

    bx

    2 · May 25

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