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Social Visit to the Columbus Zoo

Greetings!

Much confusion abounded over this event - it looks like it was a group derived auto-meetup.  I just returned from an extended trip overseas and didn't see the notes until today.

Saturday looks like it should be a nice day - a small chance of a rain shower but otherwise the next few days look good.

Let's plan to meet inside the entrance gates at 10:00am, generally on the left hand side around the seating area in front of the gift shop.  From there, we'll break into small casual groups by 10:15 and head up into the zoo.

Admission is typically less than $15: http://www.colszoo.org/plan_your_visit/admission/default.aspx

The Zoo opens at 9am, fee free to get there early if you want.

A quick check of the zoo policy page:

PHOTOGRAPHY - You are welcome to take photos and/or video for personal use only; commercial photography requires written permission from the Zoo's Community Relations department. On occasion we will photograph or take video of visitors for educational or promotional purposes. Entry to the Zoo, including Zoombezi Bay, grants permission for use of these images.


I would suggest leaving tripods at home, it can get crowded at the zoo on a busy Saturday.

Also, some of the local camera stores, like MPEX and the Columbus Camera Group offer rentals.  If you're using a DSLR and are still using a kit lens, you might consider renting a longer lens for the day.  Some of the old Nikon lenses, for example, like the 180mm or 300mm manual focus lenses will still work exceptionally well with newer cameras.

See you all Saturday,

George

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  • Steve B.

    We got there late but enjoyed the zoo. The polar bears were great.

    July 13, 2013

  • George F.

    Heading towards gorillas

    July 13, 2013

  • Arnie B.

    We r walking to the lake from NA

    July 13, 2013

  • Arnie B.

    Where are you guys? Donna and I waited but no one showed up

    July 13, 2013

    • George F.

      Greets! A few of us are / were over by the congo

      July 13, 2013

  • Jeff W.

    Sorry I didn't make it got a last minute request to shoot a baseball team. Great weather will look for pics

    July 13, 2013

  • George F.

    Busy! Great weather today

    July 13, 2013

  • George F.

    Almost there...

    July 13, 2013

  • Loyce

    Sorry that I cannot attend. I am short on funds for this trip because I need to rent the electric cart. I cannot walk very far without it. I called today to inquire about it. See you next time.

    July 12, 2013

  • Lisa S

    Maybe next time!

    July 11, 2013

  • Loyce

    THANKS GEORGE! Glad for the update. See everybody on Saturday.

    July 11, 2013

  • Loyce

    What is meant by " third party tools." I would like to know what makes this Meet Up function. Should this meet up be cancelled for July 13 since there seems to be no organization and rescheduled when someone does what needs to be done - speaker, room, date, and time. Or should we just meet up at the zoo anyway at 9:45 if it does not rain?

    July 11, 2013

  • David N.

    I sent this email to George:
    Would you please weigh in on the discussion around this meetup? Is there an organizer for this meet up? Nobody seems to know anything about the meetup logistics other than a date and a general place (the zoo? no building/room/place on the grounds).

    July 11, 2013

  • Tim N.

    Looking for an update on this meetup...

    I had originally posed a hypothetical question, a while back, on the content and timing of the meeting. I did not receive a response to that question. As I read the most recent posts, it would appear that there are some structural questions as to how this meeting is being assembled, the facilities that will be used, and what / who is presenting.

    Is there a more defined framework to this meeting? Would be good to know before attending...

    Thanks

    July 10, 2013

  • Loyce

    I know nothing about a room or the rules. When you asked for a date and time, I suggested one. I didn't know what all was involved. didn't even know what the name 3rd party add ons means. I believe the place was already suggested. The zoo was something I want to do, and perhaps all of the other 26 who signed up. I can do the zoo anytime on my own. (614) 449-7226. Sorry for this mix up. Let me know if the Meet Up will occur.

    July 10, 2013

  • Jeff W.

    When I originally suggested this topic (2 years ago!) it was when this group was more active and George was looking for topics. Not sure how meeting at the zoo will allow for a demo of third party tools, did someone book a room there and have speakers?

    July 10, 2013

  • Loyce

    Where do we meet for this one. I will be using a rented scooter because the last time I missed half of the "show." I could not walk all the way around. don't forget your cameras. Looks like a good sign up. Need a RAIN DATE? Meeting at the entrance at 9:45 is good for me.

    July 8, 2013

  • Arnie B.

    Any idea where we will meet?

    July 8, 2013

  • Loyce­ changed the date and time to Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    June 20, 2013

  • Tim N.

    Depending upon date I would be interested...will be out of the country until June 10th. As an aside, I am a long term, licensed user, of all three of the products sets mentioned above...

    May 29, 2013

  • Angie R.

    Yah, I was wondering the same thing. Has this meeting already taken place? If so, does anyone know when the next one might be?

    April 22, 2013

  • Todd S.

    Has this meetup taken place already? If, so will there be future meetups at this location?

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If we meet on a wednesday, Franklin County people get in half price at the zoo.

    January 7, 2013

  • Tannaz

    I need to know what time?

    October 5, 2012

  • Tannaz­ changed the location to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

    October 5, 2012

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