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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:46 pm

Thank you hilda and Trrp-trrrrrrrr for your kind comments.

The resident Hippo's always show off and it is only a matter of time before they yawn and pose for a photo. :dance:

The "Chomp" difference

The boss

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The youngster

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:18 pm

Thanks for the comments and views:dance: :dance:

The Woodland Kingfishers were a little bit far, but still a good sighting and a keeper for now.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:28 pm

Thank you for the kind comments :dance: :dance:

African Jacana (Light was not great)

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:45 pm

Jan, I am really enjoying and admiring your photos. :thumbs_up: :popcorn:

The allusive Malachite kept flying past, but were fortunate to get this one from 'the corner spot'.
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When we were there in Dec, the birdlife was abnormally quite on all the times we visited the 'lake'.
However, we were rewarded with the pack of 16 wild dogs and the resident leopard just outside at the T-junction with the tar road.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:58 pm

Great sightings and action images wmahon465, thanks for sharing :clap: :clap:
To get the Pied in flight :popcorn:
Love the Yawn :clap: :clap:
Kaapsedraai,great shot and sighting of the beautiful MK :clap: :clap:
Hilda and Trrp-trrrrrrrr thanks for the kind comments :dance:

The landing pose

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:54 pm

Thank you Trrp-trrrrrrrr and Jan.

Here is a thick-billed weaver - it was a first for me. Shows Lake Panic always got a surprise for you.

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Jan, I am enjoying your photo on page 84 of Feb issue of Weg magazine - the one with the hippos and croc at N'wanetsibirdhide. :cam: :cam: Well done :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:33 pm

Kaapsedraai, great image and thank you for uploading. :clap: :clap:

It is almost time for me to go back, these images reminded me why it is such a special place and why we spend many hours at LP. :D :D

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:43 pm

I cannot agree with you more, Jan.

This blue waxbill was busy building a nest, but it was extremly difficult to get a nice clear shot. I guess, it adds to the variety one can expect at 'the Lake'.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:30 pm

Tx for the comments. :dance:

Great timing and image Kaapsedraai :clap: :clap:

Going up.....

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:52 pm

Thank you to all for your comments.
It is much appreciated, but is busy planning a TR and will start one hopefully soon of our trip in Dec'12 from the south to the north and back. :think:

'Scratch & win' photo of the white-breasted cormorant was taken by my wife.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:37 pm

Great image,pose and background Kaapsedraai :clap: :clap:

Double vision Hippo

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:09 pm

Appreciate the comments and thank you to all.

'Sun-bather' grey heron sitting on their usual spot on top of the tree while the other 3 herons spending time in the shades on the river edge at the back of the hide.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:47 pm

wmahon465 and Kaapsedraai superb sightings!!! :clap: :clap:
Thank you for sharing your images :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dragonfly

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:22 pm

Excellent angle, Jan.

They just do not sit still! On numerous occassions I directed the camera at them and just as I got the focus going, they fly away. This happened quite a few times which make you wonder if they are not doing it deliberately :hmz: and teasing you :redface:

I guess this dragonfly could be related...or could it be the same one...
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Then there was the other family - 'the blue dragonfly'-family
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:52 pm

Great image Kaapsedraai :clap: :clap: and I think we spotted the same one!!! :thumbs_up:

We always saw the Crocs behind the trees, but this one decided to swim to the other side and then only you realize how big they are.(may be 4 meters?)

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