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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:54 pm 
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Heron take off from the Hippo....

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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The Hamerkop take off from the Hippos...

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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:clap: :clap: Stunning Jan van Wyk.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Thank you RosemaryH :D

5 species on one image at Sunset....Heron,Hippo,Hyena,stork and croc....

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Beautiful Jan :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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We returned from KNP yesterday. In the 9 days we were in the Park we drove past Sunset dam many times. Although there was the odd stork and one hippo there was also a strange smell coming from the water and nowhere near the number of animals and birds we have previously seen. It was always renowned for the size of the crocodiles that sunbathed on the banks and this trip we did not see one except for a single one in the water. Has anyone else noticed this smell and is there any way that we can establish why it is happening and has Sanparks been made aware of this really bad odour? I am just concerned that Sunset does not suffer the same fate as other dams which have been decommissioned after the water was found to be contaminated!

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Ai Jan van Wyk .. your photos are so superb they make my heart ache for the bush! :naughty: :D :clap:

@Penny .. I hope the water is not contaminated .. Maybe pop an e-mail to them informing them .. prevention is better than cure if the water is contaminated ..

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Brilliant pics from Sunset dam, Jan. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Seems for the feathered ones the hippos are great landing and take off strips.... :D

Just love the 5 species in one pic...excellent stuff. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Thank you Kaapsedraai and Wild@Heart for your comments.

Agree about the water. End of December it still looks fine but that was after the rains. :think:

May be open a thread and ask the question?

EG coming in for landing...(not so sharp but love the pose)

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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The Heron and Hamerkop...

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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As always awesome shots, Jan :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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what magnificent series of photos at Sunset dam, Jan. :clap:

Just love that flying baboon. :D :D :D

Also love the EG and the heron & Hamerkop together. Some excellent composition. :dance:

Thank you for sharing and bring this great place to our living room. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Thank you Kaapsedraai.appreciate the comment :D

The Hippos and the Stork...

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Jan, only if the hippo knows that the stork did its business on its back.... :hmz:

You have captured the scene beautifully. Another great one. :thumbs_up:

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