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Unread postby Muhammad » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:58 pm

Lake Panic,Jun 2007.
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:45 am

Have seen this beautiful little kingfisher at Rietvlei NR yesterday. First time round he was chasing the swallows away.
Second vlei - I watched him for quite some time - fishing.

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Unread postby saraf » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:44 pm

From Lake Panic hide, May 2008.

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The next day the reed it was perched on had gone...
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:32 pm

When I go through to Potchefstroom for work, I have lately made a point of stopping at the river behind the Klipdrift Dam, and have found these beauties there everytime.
In the second pic, the adult was being chase by the juvenile (maybe to be fed?) and ended up "reprimanding" the little one.

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Unread postby Batmad » Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:04 pm

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Seen in KNP, forgot where though :redface:
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Unread postby Sprocky » Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:50 pm

Seems like a lot of people pkotograph Malachite's at Lake Panic. Here is one of mine.

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Unread postby Johan N » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:00 pm

Great shot. You must have been very close or have a decent body for a huge crop.

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Unread postby Sprocky » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:03 pm

Johan N wrote:Great shot. You must have been very close or have a decent body for a huge crop.


A bit of both. :wink:

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Unread postby Siobain » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:55 pm

Wonderful photo Sprocky :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Sprocky » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:42 am

Another one taken yesterday

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Unread postby Batmad » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:22 pm

Saw another one at Swartvlei dam on the garden route aswell 8) cute little guys these are.
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Unread postby flying cheetah » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:17 pm

Saw this little fellow at the low level bridge at Shingwedzi camp in KNP :dance:

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Unread postby Johann » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:51 pm

Photographed from the Hadeda hide at Marievale Bird Sanctuary outside Nigel, Gauteng.

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:05 pm

Stunning photo's! :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby bishop3006 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:10 pm

Johann,

the richness of the colours, with the shoveller photos as well, is simply amazing! Thanks for posting these.
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