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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:11 pm 
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Hi Jan,

thx for so many lovely :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Jan, Kaapsedraai and PRWIN, thank you for sharing all these beautiful images! :clap: :clap:

Kaapsedraai, that baby Thick-knee is absolutely stunning! I have never seen one before, and what a cute little chick! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Thank you Toddelelfe and Hilda for the vies and comments :thumbs_up:

Pied with a catch...not pin sharp but still good timing and sighting...

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Jan, "ahhhh" about that hippo - you know what I mean :( :thumbs_up:

It was an amazing pose- hey. :D

The Pied fly-by with catch - excellently captured. Always difficult to get a pin-sharp one of these quick ones. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Amazing that he is able to fly with such a big fish Jan! Superbly captured! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Thank you Hilda and Kaapsedraai for the comments :thumbs_up:

Just a reminder of why LP is a special place....

Early on a cold winter morning........and manage to capture 3 birds....

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Aaahhh, that early morning view of Lake Panic is just exquisite. :D

Jan, another lovely pic of the Lake.... :clap:

An Egyptian Goose flying in...
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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Thank you Kaapsedraai :mrgreen:

Perfect EG in flight.......super image!!! :clap: :clap:


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Awesome - Thanks so much everybody :dance: :dance: :dance:

Really love that cold winter morning atmoshere picture :clap: :clap: :clap:


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:clap: :clap: :clap:
Thank you everyone for your stunning contributions in making this such a special thread. :thumbs_up:

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Stunning pictures! Thank you Jan and Kaapsedraai! :clap: :clap:

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

First light landing pose....

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The White-breasted Cormorant pose.....

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Jan, that first light landing is excellent. :clap:
Then the Cormorant showing off. also brilliantly captured.

I managed to :cam: my first Woodland kingfisher doing some fishing. They always sat on the tree far awayon the right-hand side of the hide.
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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery
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Thank you PRWIN and Kaapsedraai :thumbs_up:

Kaapsedraai you did very well with the Woodland.......sharp and great comp!! Agree they are always on the other side to far for my lens :)

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