The Florida Botanical Gardens inspires and educates visitors by showcasing flora, fauna and natural resources in motivational surroundings that promote environmentally friendly techniques. This Largo destination offers more than 30 acres of cultivated gardens and 90 acres of natural landscapes. It is free to the public every day and is a popular destination for photographers, residents and visitors who discover tranquility in the heart of Largo.
The butterfly garden has been completely redone and expanded. Many of the other gardens have been enhanced as well and the grounds are in the best condition I've seen in 8 to 10 years. Here is a list of some of the plants (http://www.flbg.org/whatblooming/march_april_may.htm) that should be in bloom.
I recommend a tripod for best results. I'll be happy to help with settings, lens choice etc.
There will be an optional lunch after the PhotoWalk, for those interested.
Upcoming 2018 FCCP PhotoTours
Ghost Towns & Spring Wildflowers, Western Montana — May 16 ~ 22, 2018 ( https://www.meetup.com/Florida-Center-Creative-Photography/events/242874394/ )
Ghost Towns & Spring Wildflowers, Western Montana — May 23 ~ 29, 2018 ( https://www.meetup.com/Florida-Center-Creative-Photography/events/246175160/ )
Yellowstone/Tetons Wildlife with Fall Colors — September 19 ~ 25, 2018 ( https://www.meetup.com/Florida-Center-Creative-Photography/events/244223235/ )
Yosemite, Light and Landscapes — October 24 ~ 30, 2018 ( https://www.meetup.com/Florida-Center-Creative-Photography/events/244643761/ )
Yellowstone in Winter — Feb/March 2019
Ghost Towns & Spring Wildflowers, Western Montana — May 2019
Yellowstone/Tetons Wildlife with Fall Colors — September 2019
Fall Colors & Lighthouses, Acadia National Park/Portland — October 2019
Polar Bears & Northern Lights, Churchill, MB — Oct/Nov 2019
My Recommended Retailers
Where you buy your gear matters. You expect to get what you ordered and you want to pay a low price for it. The retailers I recommend below are the ones I trust for my own purchases.
B & H Photo and Video ( http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Great-Deals/ci/16478/N/4280521071?BI=4308&KW=&KBID=4736 )
Adorama - The Photography People ( http://www.adorama.com/?kbid=64386 )
Lensrental.com — Rent the Best Cameras & Lenses Available ( http://www.pjatr.com/t/TUJGRktHSkJGS0dJS0xCRkpOSkVN )
Bringing you the activities and this site is now a full time job (typically 60-80 hours per week). Thus, I depend on membership fees and on the commissions received from you using the links on this site to make any purchases. My family and I are grateful for your support! - Jeff
FCCP Membership Options:
Pay Your Monthly/Annual Optional Dues ( https://www.meetup.com/Florida-Center-Creative-Photography/events/240801300/ )