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 Post subject: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:56 am 
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To add to the wonderful topic by buffalo_soldier "Your number one photo"

Let's see a collection of our very first photos upon arriving in Kruger. Whether it is the Impala lilies in flower at Malelane gate or the "great excitement" at spotting your first (of MANY) impala.

(Mine is usually me smiling like a twit in front of a gate while my girlfriend takes the picture)

Have fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:07 am 
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:lol: couple of years ago when I entered Phalaborwa at 5-30, my first sighting was wild dog. I took a pic on my cell and mms'd it to a friend in Jhb who also liked the Kruger. Needless to say I cannot repeat his reply here. ( not sure if reply was because I woke him at 5-30 or the fact that it was 5-30, I was in Kruger with wild dogs on the road) :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
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My first sighting after entering Malelane Gate in January 2011 on my two week visit.......

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
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My very first photo upon entering Kruger I did not actually take.
There was a rhino just behind Malelane gate, but it was too far away, so I justed watched and stored the image in my mind. It's still there.

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:25 am 
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Back in July '73 myself and 3 other guys were touring SA in a VW campervan looking for steam trains. We overnighted at Nelspruit and decided to divert up to Numbi and visit Kruger. Now I insist that you keep this next bit secret.

We discovered that the roof ventilator on the passengers side was removable and you could stand up and get your head and shoulders outside and get a very high view (yes, we were protuding :redface: )

I was 'up' first and spotted a giraffe picknicking beside the road, 'woah' - there's something! What? those little rat things? came the response from inside - they could see some dwarf mongooses - and had missed the big picture! Sadly it was on Super 8mm, so I can't post

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:35 am 
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stephan groen unfortunately before the advent of digital it was usually some absurd item of the car like a side mirror or something. At least now it is appropriate and a nature, bird or animal photo but still only suitable for home use.

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
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When I first went to Kruger, the cameras weren't worth taking pics with and the lions looked like tiny bits of fluff in the distance....

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
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Just went thprough my pics and found my very first two pics after entering numbi gate 2000 - absolutely not spectacular, but typical for the pretoriuskop area:

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...and a minute later our first animals :dance: :

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...will never forget it...

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
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This is on a much loved road. I often stop here as my first stop.

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
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MM, Is that on the H7 ?

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
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Yup :thumbs_up: spot on. I stop there many times, just to enjoy the beautiful vista. It is also sometimes my last stop before I leave when I have that sinking feeling.

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
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Do I need to say more? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
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Our first photo upon entering Kruger is usually of the graceful Impalas. We also took a photo of a leopard a short distance after entering Malelane Gate one early morning :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Your first photo upon entering Kruger
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My first photo is the first animals we see.
Usually the first klomp of Impalas


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