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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:09 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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This GK was perched on the tree, got him just as he took off.

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This PK was bombing up the lake when I finally locked on.

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Twin yawns

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and finally this image of a hippo that was too close for my 500mm

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Thanks for the previous comments, don't know if I'll ever get back to Kruger, had 7 visits in last 6yrs and my SO is getting a little awkward about my suggesting we revisit when there's so much more in the world to visit.


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What a special Hippo picture Jan! Perfect! :clap: :clap:

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Jan, Wow, great up-and-away heron and hippos are awesome, great double vision shot :clap: :clap:

Kaapsedraai, love the scratch!

wmahon465, awesome colours on the kingfisher and also great hippys!

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Magnificent shot of the Giant Kingfisher taking off wmahon465! Superb Hippo pictures too! :clap: :clap:

Special shot of the Grey Heron Kaapsedraai! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Stunning hippo and bird pics :thumbs_up:

I love the mum and baby yawning :)


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Stunning pics everyone..really special. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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wmahon465 and Kaapsedraai superb sightings!!! :clap: :clap:
Thank you for sharing your images :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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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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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Gorgeous pictures of the Dragonfly Jan and Kaapsedraai! :clap: :clap:

I don't know how you managed to take pictures of them, I guess with great difficulty and lots of patience! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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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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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Thank you Hilda and Jan.

Agree, Jan - some of them are quite sizeable, but what amazes me is how some of the waterbirds get so close to them.

The only croc I could see was this one, but got excellent eye level sightings at Biyamiti Weir and Shipandani-hide causeway (2 of my other favourite spots).
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Hippos were also relatively quite, but got rewarded with a good one at Ntsemani dam, just outside Satara. I will post some photos on upcoming TR.
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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Query the size of crocs, this one came out a couple of years ago.

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Then he just flopped down. He was quite impressive though


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These pics are all stunning :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks everyone for sharing. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Fantastic pics :D

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that is a pretty large croc :big_eyes:

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