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Butterfly Jungle @ San Diego Safari Park -Shoot 4 of 4

Please be sure to read this invitation in its entirety before submitting an RSVP. Please only RSVP to ONE of the four Butterfly exhibit photoshoots to give as many interested members as possible a chance to attend this shoot.







The ever popular Butterfly Jungle Shoot will be offered four times this year for 20 photographers each, on Saturday April 5, Sunday April 6, Wednesday April 9 and Saturday April 12. To ensure that a maximum number of photographers can attend, please only RSVP for one event.

 

It's time for the annual Butterfly exhibit and to enjoy the great outdoors at the San Diego Safari Park. Because of the size of the exhibit area the group size will be limited to 20 photographers.

We will meet at the entrance of the Safari Park at 7:15a.m. get in line at 7:30 a.m. and enter the Park at 8:00 a.m. sharp to be the first group in the exhibit. Please be punctual, if you are late we cannot guarantee that you will enter the exhibit with the PPS group.

We will make straight for the Butterfly Exhibit. We will have 45 minutes maximum to photograph the butterflies in the exhibit in order to be fair to the many who will be waiting outside.

We will meet again at the benches at the exit of the exhibit. Afterwards we'll take some time to explore the rest of the park, please note that the east side of the park is undergoing construction for the Tiger Exhibit.

Admission to the Park now costs $46.00 for non-members and is free for members. Parking is $8 per vehicle for members, $10 for non-members. Diamond members park free. Annual memberships for unlimited admission to the Park and the Zoo begins at $98. I suggest if you're going to attend more than one of our photo shoots at these venues that you buy a membership. There will be at least ten photo shoots at these venues this year.

As for lenses long macros 100mm+, medium zooms to 200mm or even long zooms to 400mm will work well. Remember you will be dealing with some low light, lots of fellow visitors and sometimes your minimum or maximum focusing distance will be limited. Monopods or handheld shooting at high ISO or with low power flash are required, DO NOT plan to use a tripod in the butterfly exhibit.

While we wait in line the organizers present can discuss camera settings with those that need help. 

Don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen and other San Diego outdoor gear. During our last photo shoots at the Park, we walked an average of about six to seven miles, so comfortable shoes are a good idea. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you can email me on my member profile, Jim Stone. My cell  number is [masked]. Only call if you have to.

Important announcements: If there are any members who have a pass and can get a non-member in for free, please indicate so in your RSVP, so that those needing a pass can contact you. Through the generosity of several members this has been very useful on numerous occasions.



Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP and participating in any PPS event, you agree that PPS, Organizers, and Event Hosts are NOT responsible for your safety or for any injury or damage to your person or your property, or that of your guest(s).You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you and your guest(s) are assuming all risks of participating in the event.

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  • Elke L.

    I had a great time. Thank you, Jim and Barbara.

    April 13, 2014

  • Barbara F.

    Fabulous weather, a nice group of photos and lots of photo ops (besides the butterflies we captured the lion cubs and the 1 month-old gorilla. Thank you Jim!

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Ann B.

    what a fun day, butterflies, a baby gorilla and lion cubs, what more could we ask for? Good company and nice weather, too.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • JoAnn S.

    Always a great, challenging shoot ! Thank you Jim.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Jenny L.

    Wonderful trip! This was well organized. Thank you.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Barbara is a great organizer!

    April 12, 2014

  • Diana P.

    Fantastic. Thanks for organizing and sharing knowledge

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Sandy R.

    Fantastic!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • John G.

    It is great a opportunity to have access to an amazing venue, and with the company of so many excellent photogs willing to share their knowledge!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Deana S.

    Hi...sorry for cancelling last minute, but I've been struggling with vertigo all day. I didn't want to deny someone else from going. I'm not sure how I will feel in the morning, so I thought it best to take my name off the list.

    April 11, 2014

  • Sandra K.

    I am sorry I am not going to be able to make it :( I have to work. I hope someone else is able to enjoy the open spot :)

    April 10, 2014

  • Sandy R.

    Sorry, mine all expired TODAY...dang it!

    April 9, 2014

  • Silvana

    Ding ding ding - anybody has a pass to share pretty please? Thank you kindly!

    April 9, 2014

  • Sandy R.

    What it the status of attendance? I want to bring a guest who is a member but it was full.

    April 9, 2014

  • Cindy B.

    I hope some of you who are signed up have a pass so that Silvana, Linda and Martina can attend.

    1 · April 6, 2014

    • Martina S.

      Thanks Cindy...I didn't see any more talk about pass sharing.

      April 9, 2014

  • Bret M.

    Sorry I had to cancel, have to work now. Elke, have a great time if this gets you in.

    April 9, 2014

    • Elke L.

      Thank you, Bret. Sorry you have to work.

      April 9, 2014

  • Elke L.

    great - this time I'm at the top of the wait list. I do hope to get on this shoot. Not that I want to bump anybody!

    April 6, 2014

  • Sandra K.

    Yay!! Can't wait :))))

    April 6, 2014

  • Pio

    Does anybody have a pass and can get me, a non-member in for free, please please

    March 20, 2014

    • Pio

      Thats amazing, I appreciate it, thank you Walter

      March 20, 2014

    • Pio

      Walter, unfortunately I have to work next Saturday so thank you once again, hopefully someone else can enter with you

      April 5, 2014

  • Richard C.

    I was signed up for the shoot on Sunday, April 6th but, this Saturday, April 12th meet is far more convenient for me. I cannot find the listing for Sunday April 6th meet to cancel the RSVP for Sunday April 6th.

    March 20, 2014

    • Dianne A.

      You must have found it Richard; it's fixed.

      March 21, 2014

  • Robert M.

    RSVP regrets. Can no longer attend.

    Thanks.

    March 21, 2014

  • Martina S.

    I'd like to go, but I would need a generous soul to share his or her pass with me

    March 20, 2014

  • Linda M.

    Same here. If anyone has an extra pass I can get in on, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    March 20, 2014

  • Silvana

    If anyone can bring a guest (me) I would kindly appreciate it. Thank you!

    March 20, 2014

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