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Orchid Show - New York Botanical Garden

  • Mar 23, 2013 · 12:30 PM
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PLEASE NOTE THE NEW MEETUP DATE. DUE TO THE WEATHER FORCAST OF SNOW/ RAIN FOR TOMORROW, I'M POSTPONING THIS MEETUP BY ONE WEEK TO 3/23/13. THE MEETUP TIME @ 12:30 STAYS THE SAME. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP IF NECESSARY.

Hello photographers,

Though we are still stuck in the cold season, there is always an opportunity to shoot.

This meetup will take place in the New York Botanical Garden, located in the Bronx. The garden's grounds may not be very developed at that time, but the annual Orchid Show is a huge highlight.

"Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms--blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more--stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves."

http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2013/orchid-show/

Meeting Point: In front of the garden's Mosholu Gate entrance @ Southern Boulevard

Here is a link to the Garden's Map. http://www.nybg.org/map/

Meetup Start: 12:30pm

I've been there twice and it's different every year. I'm sure this will be a nice opportunity for  flower and macro photography lovers. The show is displayed in a rain proof enclosure, a restaurant and bathrooms are closed by on the grounds.

After talking to the Botanical Garden, I made the decision to not enter the garden under a group rate. Several reasons for that: Group admission is $22 per person. The normal admission is $25. Though getting in as a group is slightly cheaper, we would have to make a reservation for the group 3 weeks in advance AND ALSO PAY FOR IT 3 WEEKS IN ADVANCE. In order to keep us as flexible as possible, I decided not to make a reservation as a group and enter the park as "individuals". I ALSO DECIDED TO EXPAND THE MAX AMOUNT OF ATTENDEES TO 50. We probably will crowd the ticket booth and the actual show that day, but I think a lot of you appreciate the chance to walk with us. There is only a certain number of people able to walk the Orchid Show at a time, so we may have to split up a little. I'll also keep an eye on the weather. Should the forecast call for rain, I would reschedule the meetup. Though the actual Orchid Show is inside, I think it may be nice to explore the rest of the Garden in decent weather. Another reason I didn't go for the group reservation.

With the admission, you are allowed to explore the entire botanical garden, some special exhibitions are excluded, though.  The show will be displayed from March 2 to April 22, 2013. The garden is open from 10-6pm, 5pm Jan 15 - Feb 28th.

TRIPODS OR MONOPODS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE EXHIBITION, but you can use them outside.

As always: please be on time. Give yourself enough time to travel and check the subway and bus schedules & service notifications for that day. I will not wait for latecomers. Getting to the botanical garden by public transportation may require several transfers, so plan on some extra time. I updated the meeting time to 12:30pm.

• Bring your camera, charged batteries, and empty storage cards. I highly recommend marco and zoom lenses.

• Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and dress appropriate. You may want to wear layers. It will be chilly outside, but higher temperatures within the conservatory.

• Please be courteous and update your RSVP accordingly. If you RSVP "yes" and you can't make it, change your RSVP to "no". Since this is a limited group count, please consider your fellow photographers if you know you won't make it. I'm sure others will be happy to take an open spot.

• If you have any questions, text me only before the day of the event. Please make sure you identify yourself in your message, so I know who your are. Please don't email me via the Meetup website shortly before or during the Meetup. I'm not constantly checking my emails. Thank you!

I hope to see guys soon.

Verena 347.644.RENA


DISCLAIMER!!

Participation in this event requires that you assume all risks associated with these activities and that the Organizers are in no way liable for any loss or injury as a result of your participation. In other words, you are attending these events at your own risk!! **

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  • AntonioCruzPhotography

    I enjoyed very much! I was amazed how much I've improved my photography eye compared to three years ago when I last went this event...

    March 27, 2013

  • Sally

    A great meetup to start off 2013. Hope everyone had fun.

    3 · March 24, 2013

  • Lloyd N.

    beautiful flowers and great show for taking pics

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • AntonioCruzPhotography

    It was nice to you too! Can't wait to see your shots!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Verena

    Thank you all for coming. I had a great time and it was nice seeing you again.

    March 23, 2013

  • Henry

    Created some wonderful images. It was a bid crowed but I am really glad I made this meet up.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • AntonioCruzPhotography

    A little late but here!

    March 23, 2013

  • Cristina

    Didn't realize I came off the wait list..

    March 23, 2013

  • Sally

    If you have arrived and are not at the Mosholu gate with Verena, head over to the Enid Hauptmann Conservatory, where the Orchid show is. I am here with my sister wearing a long black north face coat and I'm standing by the sign across from the building.

    March 23, 2013

    • Verena

      I'll be moving to the haupt conservatory now.

      March 23, 2013

  • Verena

    I'm not at the main entrance. meetup point is at the mosholu gate.

    March 23, 2013

  • Verena

    I'm at the gate. there are a couple if benches where I'll be waiting, parking is to your right if you face the gate. the security guy is standing right opposite of me. see you soon

    March 23, 2013

  • Hena

    Can't make it. Have to go back to work today. It's a beautiful day to be out. Have fun guys !!

    March 23, 2013

  • Nisha

    Can't make it. Forgot it's Palm Sunday.

    March 23, 2013

  • Anil H.

    Sorry - will not be able to make it tomorrow :(

    March 22, 2013

  • Sally

    Please read Verena's post about tomorrow's event on the message board: http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Photographers/messages/boards/thread/32714282/

    March 22, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Unfortunately, the rescheduled weekend doesn't work for me.

    March 21, 2013

  • AJ

    Sounds fun!

    March 18, 2013

  • Ma Zenia de la C.

    I'm leaving on Thursday for Peru

    March 18, 2013

  • AntonioCruzPhotography

    Thanks for the update...looking forward to seeing my friends next week.

    March 15, 2013

  • Jen

    I'm thinking I'm still going to go tomorrow since I have a free parking pass and a membership ticket that are about to expire

    March 15, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Hi so happy u changed this date !

    March 15, 2013

  • Pablo T.

    It might just be a little rain, im still going to the garden tomorrow if is not raining by 11am or so

    March 15, 2013

  • Maggie

    wish i could make this but not able to - have fun. Look forward to seeing the photos

    March 15, 2013

  • Ana

    I am sorry I will no longer be able to join you. Have fun! Looking forward to seeing your photos and to the next meet-up. Cheers! Ana

    March 15, 2013

  • Kathleen

    So very sorry i am not able to hang with you all!

    March 15, 2013

  • Tara

    I wish I could go, but some last minute things have come up and I cannot attend. I do look forward to making out to the botanical garden, and meetin some of you guys at another meet up!

    March 15, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I'm still in, and looking forward to this unless we're rained out.

    March 14, 2013

  • Toni G.

    Bad weather is expected.

    March 14, 2013

  • Ray K.

    Am I right that the meet up point is opposite the MTA Botanical Garden train station?

    March 14, 2013

    • Verena

      Ray, you are right. The meet up point is the entrance opposite the MTA Metro North Stop of the Botanical Garden. The google map location is a little irritating but the closest I could get so far. I'll repost a map later today or tomorrow.

      March 14, 2013

  • Jill

    Sorry I won't be able to attend.. Hopefully the next person in line steps up and has a blast.

    March 13, 2013

  • Ely

    Argh!!! I am out of town from wednesday through sunday on a last minute trip. enjoy!

    March 12, 2013

  • Brian T.

    Hey everyone! I won't be able to make it this weekend, but was able to attend the show this past weekend. Here is a link to some of my best shots: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.611526218862245.1073741826.367940456554157&type=1&l=6f7e85fbf6 (you do not need to have a Facebook page in order to see the photos).

    Hope everyone enjoys the show as much as I did!

    March 12, 2013

  • Michelle C.

    I'm so sorry I won't be able to make this meetup, but I'm happy there's a waiting list so my spot won't go in vain ; ) Enjoy!!

    March 12, 2013

  • Michelle C.

    I wuz really looking forward to joining y'all and checking out the orchid show, but unfortunately, I'm not gonna be able to make it : ( I will, however, be living vicariously thru you when y'all post your pics after the show ; )

    Hope to meetup with y'all in April @ the next event!!

    March 12, 2013

  • Alfonso

    I can't make it due to my work schedule. Happy shooting :-)

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just learned that I'll have to work that day, so I'll have to cancel, sorry. Have fun, though!

    March 9, 2013

  • Verena

    Well I'm glad I can make some of you happy :)

    February 16, 2013

  • Pablo T.

    Yes, im in :-)

    February 16, 2013

  • Pablo T.

    I like flowers :D

    February 3, 2013

  • jayne g.

    it is one of my favorite shows. Stunning.

    February 2, 2013

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