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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Toddelelfe » Wed May 02, 2012 10:53 pm

Hi Jan,

lovely pictures. My favourite are the Darter, or the Baby Hippo or ...? :hmz:

No matter, excellent stuff :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby picnic » Thu May 03, 2012 12:02 am

8) Nice pics Jan. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Pumbaa » Thu May 03, 2012 6:48 pm

WoW - That pictures of the baby hippo is awesome - What a happy hippo it is and so cute :mrgreen: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu May 03, 2012 8:36 pm

Tx again for viewing and comments

White-fronted Bee-eater was spotted a few times

Sometimes the White-fronted Bee-eater also use the perch to hunt flying insets in the air or over water. Common in the bushveld, especially near water.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri May 04, 2012 7:49 am

Jan :D

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Magic Guarri » Fri May 04, 2012 9:03 am

:big_eyes: WOW! What awesome pics!!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

I love this thread! PLEASE, keep them coming :D

Which camera are you using Jan?

Looking forward to more :popcorn:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Salva » Fri May 04, 2012 10:06 am

SUPERB photography! Never been to that hide but seeing these pics one would book a flight from good old Europe to SA just to go and sit a couple of days in there. :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby picnic » Fri May 04, 2012 10:23 am

:thumbs_up: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Unread postby Leeukos » Fri May 04, 2012 10:50 am

Truely amazing. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby flying cheetah » Fri May 04, 2012 12:23 pm

Wonderful pics again :clap: :clap:
I can't remember that I ever saw Bee-eaters at Lake Panic but I can recognize the perch :lol:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri May 04, 2012 9:14 pm

Goliath Heron

The largest Heron. Stands for long periods in deeper water waiting for pray.

The hit and the miss...........

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Thinking about a new strategy...

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby picnic » Fri May 04, 2012 10:20 pm

Great photos Jan. :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat May 05, 2012 7:30 am

Jan, did you spend a lot of time at Lake Panic?

The range of your experiences is truly amazing.

I had one very remarkable experience at Lake Panic about 4 years ago. Sadly, I did not have a camera, but all the photographers were beaming from ear to ear.

I was sitting enjoying a few moments of peace, this was early August. Suddenly the bush seemed to tremble and there was the sound of breaking branches. I thought that it must be an elephant stampede, it was so powerful. :big_eyes:

Next thing, hippos, about 30 hippos came stampeding into the lake. They were in complete panic and the sound and sight was truly awesome. The spray alone was quite magnificent.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 05, 2012 8:27 am

Jan. Those are truly amazing photos. I am sure you had to sit there waiting a long time, waiting for the Goliath Heron to strike.

It surely paid off as the pictures are great !!!!

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby WarrenP » Sat May 05, 2012 8:29 am

Super photos Jan. :clap: :clap:
LP is one of my favourite Kruger spots!!
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