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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:15 am 
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I agree ! :clap:
Amazing sightings, both of them :dance:
:gflower: Hailey and Mel :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Absolutely fantastic!!!!
Thanks Hailey!

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Fantastic sighting Hailey! Thank you so much for saving for everyone :clap: :clap: :clap:

I was wondering the other day whether there had ever been a kill captured on the cams... :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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Lion/Buff kill sighting - Satara Webcam:
I was in contact with my colleagues at Satara and the buff was indeed killed by the lions and the carcass is quite close to the fence between the waterhole/webcam and the rest camp's fence.

Unfortunately it is out of view from the camera as it is obscured by the trees/shrubs :wall:. The lions did not take cognisance of the webcam when they brought the buff down early this morning. I'll have to send them a memo to ensure better viewing for our cammers next time! :wink:

The lions left the carcass early morning as they were frightened by the spectators and other human activity in the rest camp. In my opinion the lions will not return because of all the human activity at the fence. They might return once the humans have left during the night.

Apologies for not being able to show you the dead buff on the webcam! I tried, but it is out of view.

Thanks to my colleagues at Satara guiding me and the webcam (via mobile phone) to the exact spot which is unfortunately not visible from the webcam :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Thank you for trying to find the buff, Danie :gflower: and thanks to your colleagues at Satara too 8)

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Thanks Danie! I am loving the close up shots!

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Gosh thanks Danie I was wondering why the shots kept changing. I hope the people move away and that the lions had their fill before they were frightened off.

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Thank you so much for trying Danie! :k


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thank you very much :D

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:hmz: Think Satara web cam have had a record number of views today. (now already at 2244views) 8)


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Wow! Fantastic!!!!
Thanks Danie
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and all the cammers!!!!
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:gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:

wow and thank you to all!!!.................. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Update on lions' buffalo kill on Satara webcam:
The lions were more bold than I thought! They moved closer to the spectators at the fence, back to their kill and out of view from the webcam. You will see spectators at the fence watching the lions at their kill - I was wrong there; the lions HAVE returned even with the spectators so close to them! I thought the spectators would have scared them off - but after dark, a lion's behaviour is changing, that is proof now!

I am trying to get a glimpse of the lions at their kill (which is out of view as said earlier) utilising the light from the spot lights some of the guests at Satara are shining on them, apologies for the picture quality and unclear pictures as the light from the spot lights from our guests in the camp, are shining directly into the webcam as well. I am switching the webcam to different modes to try and enhance the picture quality (you will see black and white 'night mode' now and then as well)

And to top it all, the lions killed the buffalo in exactly the spot where the webcam's pan (that is right and left movement for the non-photographers out there) is at its limit - it does not have a full 360 degree pan - almost but not quite! :wall: Bear in mind the webcam was installed for action in front of it, not directly behind it :cry:

Well keep an eye on that area! Thanks for your patience!

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Thanks for your efforts Danie :thumbs_up:

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