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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:09 am

:thumbs_up: :cam:
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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby Shi » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:11 am

To compound matters I only realised on Wed that this was a CAMERA club meet :redface: :redface: :lol: :lol: :lol: Which would explain Switchback's bemusement at my lack of ISO enthusiasm :roll: :roll:
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Nov 13-14 Lower Sabie, 15-18 Satara, 19-22 Skukuza,22-27 Biyamiti
Dec 24-27 Biyamiti, 28-29 Orpen, 30-31 Skukuza
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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:15 am

Guess you were on the wrong ISOtope then? :tongue:
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TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby Switchback » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:20 pm

Shi wrote:To compound matters I only realised on Wed that this was a CAMERA club meet :redface: :redface: :lol: :lol: :lol: Which would explain Switchback's bemusement at my lack of ISO enthusiasm :roll: :roll:


Sorry... :redface:
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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:45 pm

And I suppose you could retort, "I SO wanted you to understand!" :lol:
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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby Shi » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:23 pm

Switchback wrote:Sorry... :redface:


No Switchback...I am sorry :redface: :lol: :lol: but believe it or not I did learn something on Sunday :thumbs_up: so thank YOU!
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Dec 24-27 Biyamiti, 28-29 Orpen, 30-31 Skukuza
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TR March 2010

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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:39 pm

"All's well that ends well" said Shakespeare.
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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:20 pm

We all gathered for a feast prepared by Shi. Originally, when Shi had invited us for a picnic while walking towards the bird hide, I thought she was joking when she said she had enough victuals to feed an army! It turned out that she could have fed an entire nation: there were piles of sandwiches, masses of cooked chicken, nuts, crisps, chocolates, a caramel swiss roll, cheese platter, and of course beer, wine, and cooldrinks.

It was an unbelievable spread that nobody anticipated, and I genuinely want to thank Shi for the magnificent preparation and generosity she displayed! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: She also was a great hostess, and together with her mother, Lynn B, they walked around offering everyone everything until we were so sated we couldn't look at another thing. Then the sandwiches were passed around again, and swiss roll was served!

The jokes grew more witty and flowed as freely as the alcohol, especially after Shi's brother, Geoff, arrived with more beer. Everyone shared stories and laughed loudly - definitely one of the best groups I've been in; which is even more remarkable because most of us had never met each other before!

MM shared some super biltong from a butchery near her, and also her favourite "bubbly" later in the afternoon.

It was a lovely afternoon, and we all vowed to do it again soon ... this time perhaps becoming more camera-active at the same time. Holigan and Mellory had to leave relatively early, as did Switchback and Big5Spotter, and also Just Nature and Lizette. I apologise to you six as I hadn't yet got into picture-taking mode before you left - if any of you took pics of the group, perhaps you could post them here?

Next: Some of the pics I took
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TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby JustNature » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:35 pm

OWN a great round up of the day and excellently written :thumbs_up:
Shi, I cannot say it any better thanOWN has already, thank you so much for the magnificent preparation and generosity it was really much appreciated. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:50 pm

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Meandering Mouse in elated mood



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MM's daughter, Explorer, sharing her literary prowess



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Siobain, Onewithnature, and OWN's daughter Aimee, sharing a photographic joke




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Shi's brother, Geoff, laid-back and mellow



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LynnB surprised during a candid shot



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Everybody reflecting on something



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Shi in stitches at yet another mot juste



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Aimee, in mischievous mode



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LynnB, and her husband John, in deep discussion



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MM sharing her special "bubbly" with everyone
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby michel367 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:06 pm

Yep. Another who-is-who.
Beatutiful pics OWN. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:07 pm

Great pics!!! :dance: Beautiful peeps indeed :D
Some more?
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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:10 pm

Michel :thumbs_up:
CC, I put up the best pics as I know most of the people present at the meet would prefer that. However, I suspect that Holigan and/or Mellory took a few pics, but it's up to them if they want to post them.
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TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby pantera leo » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:12 pm

Wonderful reporting and photo's there OWN thanks for sharing!!! :clap: :thumbs_up: :clap:

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Re: Gauteng Club Meet

Unread postby Siobain » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:25 pm

Great report OWN! Looking forward to the next meet. :cam: :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:
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