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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:59 am 
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Thank you for the positive comments. :dance: :dance:

I always watch the Croc at LP,but never thought he/she is so big.
Luckily you can see his full length in the water. He must be many years old and about 5 to six meters long.
It must be his territory and in charge of LP for many many years......

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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It surely is a very big Croc Jan! Thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap:

I wonder how a Croc's age is determined? :hmz:

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Wow, that is a big Croc Jan!

Great photos!

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Agree, Jan - this a biiggg one. I guess he could tell a few stories... :hmz:

You have captured it brilliantly, especially with body under the water. :cam: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Thank you all for the comments and views.

Spot this strange Dragon fly....with the black on his wings

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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This is quite an interesting looking one, Jan. Well spotted. :cam:

He was posing just right so one can clearly see the wings. Great shot once again.

Just shows you the variety that exists at the Lake. :thumbs_up:

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Hi Jan
This dragonfly is a "Banded Groundling" (Brachythemis leucososticta.This is a male as the female does not have the wing bands.
Great photo - nice to see the clarity of the wing veins and pterostigma (the white spot towards the top outer edge of the wings)
Thanks for sharing it with us

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:clap: :clap: BEAUTIFUL Jan :clap: :clap: as always :thumbs_up:

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Beautiful picture Jan! :clap: :clap:

Thank you for identifying the dragonfly PAPA SMURF! I couldn't find it in my field guide! :clap: :clap:

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Magnificent Jan. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Appreciate the comments :dance: :dance:

Thanks for the ID PAPA SMURF :D

My first sighting of the Oxpeckers and LP. Landing on a Hippo's back for a quick drink.

The other Hippo gave them the stare!!!

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Jan,

When I see your shots, it can't be a simple LAKE , it could be what we call sometimes and somewhere EDEN ....

Thanks again :thumbs_up:

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Love the stare of the hippo, Jan. :cam:

These Oxpeckers are just a different species...sit on who ever they want and do whatever they love...

Great moment captured, once again. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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It seems that the Oxpeckers are discussing that stare of the other Hippo! Great shot Jan! :clap: :clap:

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Very unusual and special :cam: of the eying hippo and Oxpeckers. :clap: :clap:

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