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Butterflies & Macro Photography of Bulgaria Photography Holiday

June 2, 2019 - June 9, 2019

£1399
One Of The Apollo Butterflies Photographed On A Photography Holiday To The Same Regions As The NaturesLens Butterflies & Macro Photography Of Bulgaria Photography Holiday
  • Butterflies,

    Dragonflies, Damselflies,
    Grasshoppers, Spiders, Beetles,
    Flowers & Orchids
    of Bulgaria

    Join Victoria & Dobry, who will guide you for this 7 night photography trip to Bulgaria, which will take in a number of subject rich locations.

    Travel through Bulgaria, taking photo opportunities with over forty species of butterfly, plus dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, spiders, beetles, flowers & orchids.

    2nd - 9th June 2019

    £1399 per participant

    £300 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 4 - 6 participants - 4 places available..

    Bookings close: April 2, 2019

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    Butterflies, Dragonflies, Damselflies,
    Grasshoppers, Spiders, Beetles,
    Flowers & Orchids
    of Bulgaria - £1399 per participant

    £1399 per participant - 4 places available.
  • Join NaturesLens, for the Butterflies & Macro Photography of Bulgaria, alongside our guides, Victoria Hillman & Dobromir Domuschiev, & you will find that Bulgaria in summer offers excellent macro photography opportunities due to its rich biodiversity & variety of habitats.
    The Butterflies & Macro Photography of Bulgaria Holiday is of 7 nights duration & is ideal for photographing butterflies, orchids & more, & is offered on a full board, non-shared basis, between the dates of 2nd - 9th June 2019. You can hold a place with a £300 deposit, the trip itself costs £1399 per participant per participant.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of the amazing Butterflies & Macro subjects, in Bulgaria, during the Butterflies & Macro Photography of Bulgaria photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1399 per participant.
    The rich biodiversity & variety of habitats offers excellent opportunities to capture images of dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, spiders, beetles, flowers & orchids as well as a kaleidoscope of butterflies.
    The summer season offers fantastic opportunities thanks to the area’s rich biodiversity & variety of habitats.
    The main target species will be butterflies such as Apollo, Balkan & scarce Coppers, Niobe, High Brown, Dark Green, Twin-spot & other fritillaries, many blues, hairstreaks & skippers. But the areas we will be visiting will also provide opportunities to photograph flowers & orchids, moths, dragonflies & damselflies, grasshoppers, spiders, beetles & more.
    The sessions will comprise of early starts & late evenings to take advantage of the best light & the fact that the butterflies & insects are normally motionless at this time. The early afternoons can be used to take a siesta or enjoy the excellent panoramic views while avoiding the harsh midday sun.
    The tour will start with two nights in a small village east of Sofia where the guides & you will explore the area for fritillaries, blues, gliders & emperors before moving on to a picturesque village in the heart of the Sredna Gora mountain range. The area has been designated as an architectural reserve & we will spend a couple of days here exploring local meadows for Chequered, Large, Alcon & other blues, Russian Heath, Black-veined White, White Admiral, many fritillaries & skippers, as well as dragonflies & damselflies.
    Our final destination is 3-night stay in a butterfly rich plateau in the Western Rhodope mountains. Here we will explore the surrounding meadows, looking for fritillaries, blues, hairstreaks, skippers & orchids.
    We offer an all-inclusive accommodation & meal package to ensure that all you need to worry about is taking unique & mesmerising photographs, with the guidance of Victoria & Dobromir as you need it.
    The species that have been photographed on previous photography holidays to the same regions include apollo, black hairstreak, chequered blue, dark green fritillary, niobe fritillary, dingy skipper, eastern baton blue, eastern festoon, essex skipper, glanville fritillary, green underside blue, grizzled skipper, heath fritillary, high brown fritillary, holly blue, idas blue, ilex hair streak, knapweed fritillary, large blue, large grizzled skipper, large skipper, lesser spotted fritillary, long-tailed blue, lulworth skipper, mallow skipper, marbled fritillary, marbled skipper, oberthur’s grizzled skipper, orbed red-underwing skipper, osiris blue, queen of spain fritillary, reverdin’s blue, scarce copper, scarce swallowtail, silver-studded blue, silver-washed fritillary, sloe hairstreak, small blue, spotted fritillary, swallowtail, tufted marbled skipper, twin spot fritillary, weaver’s fritillary, white letter hairstreak, yellow-banded skipper – so there is plenty there to fill any portfolio!

    Butterflies & Macro Photography of Bulgaria Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1 - sunday - 2nd june, 2019

    flight to sofia from home location & transfer to a small village east of sofia

    day 2 - monday - 3rd june, 2019

    morning & afternoon photography

    day 3 - tuesday - 4th june, 2019

    morning & afternoon photography & transfer to sredna gora mountain range

    day 4 - wednesday - 5th june, 2019

    morning & afternoon photography

    day 5 - thursday - 6th june, 2019

    morning & afternoon photography & transfer to western rhodope mountains

    day 6 - friday - 7th june, 2019

    morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

    day 7 - saturday - 8th june, 2019

    morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

    day 8 - sunday - 9th june, 2019

    transfer to sofia & flight to home location

    One Of The Scarce Copper Butterflies Photographed On A Photography Holiday To The Same Regions As The NaturesLens Butterflies & Macro Photography Of Bulgaria Photography Holiday
  • 10%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

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    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses at the lower end of the scale, the longest lens you will require will be a 70-200mm, but a dedicated macro lens or extension tubes is going to the be the workhorse for this photography holiday. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some birds in the environment shots.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, the weather can be changeable so we would recommend that you pack layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. You don't need to bring camouflage clothes but please do pack neutral coloured clothes so that you blend into the landscape. You should also bring a warm waterproof coat & waterproof trousers in case it rains, so you are covered for all eventualities.

    Silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm will help to keep your hands warm. Silk gloves are great for wicking away moisture from your hands, leaving them dry & therefore lovely & warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute.

    Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots & a warm hat to protect your head.

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Butterflies & Macro Photography of Bulgaria Photography Holiday Summary

    The Butterflies & Macro Photography of Bulgaria photography holiday is a photography holiday of 7 night/8 day duration, that costs £1399 per participant

    & takes place in Sofia in Bulgaria, between the dates of 2nd - 9th June 2019. It is ideal for photographing apollo, black hairstreak, chequered blue, dark green fritillary, dingy skipper, eastern baton blue, eastern festoon, essex skipper, glanville fritillary, green underside blue, grizzled skipper, heath fritillary, high brown fritillary, holly blue, idas blue, ilex hair streak, knapweed fritillary, large blue, large grizzled skipper, large skipper, lesser spotted fritillary, long-tailed blue, lulworth skipper, mallow skipper, marbled fritillary, marbled skipper, niobe, oberthur's grizzled skipper, orbed red-underwing skipper, osiris blue, queen of spain fritillary, reverdin's blue, scarce copper, scarce swallowtail, silver-studded blue, silver-washed fritillary, sloe hairstreak, small blue, spotted fritillary, swallowtail, tufted marbled skipper, twin-spot fritillary, weaver's fritillary, white letter hairstreak, yellow-banded skipper & more. This photography holiday is led by Victoria Hillman & Dobromir Domuschiev for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Victoria & Dobromir. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Sofia Airport. , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £300 to secure a place.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault

    NaturesLens Limited is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with NaturesLens Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.

    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Limited.

    This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    Start:
    June 2, 2019
    End:
    June 9, 2019
    Cost:
    <span class="non-modified-cost no-special-offer">£1399</span>
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    Sofia
    Sofia,Bulgaria