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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:09 pm

Appreciate the comments and thank you to all.

'Sun-bather' grey heron sitting on their usual spot on top of the tree while the other 3 herons spending time in the shades on the river edge at the back of the hide.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby wmahon465 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:24 am

This GK was perched on the tree, got him just as he took off.

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This PK was bombing up the lake when I finally locked on.

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Twin yawns

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and finally this image of a hippo that was too close for my 500mm

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:37 am

What a special Hippo picture Jan! Perfect! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Super Mongoose » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:57 am

Jan, Wow, great up-and-away heron and hippos are awesome, great double vision shot :clap: :clap:

Kaapsedraai, love the scratch!

wmahon465, awesome colours on the kingfisher and also great hippys!
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:19 am

Magnificent shot of the Giant Kingfisher taking off wmahon465! Superb Hippo pictures too! :clap: :clap:

Special shot of the Grey Heron Kaapsedraai! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Sharifa » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:45 pm

Stunning hippo and bird pics :thumbs_up:

I love the mum and baby yawning :)

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Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:17 pm

Stunning pics everyone..really special. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:47 pm

wmahon465 and Kaapsedraai superb sightings!!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:22 pm

Excellent angle, Jan.

They just do not sit still! On numerous occassions I directed the camera at them and just as I got the focus going, they fly away. This happened quite a few times which make you wonder if they are not doing it deliberately :hmz: and teasing you :redface:

I guess this dragonfly could be related...or could it be the same one...
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Then there was the other family - 'the blue dragonfly'-family
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby hilda » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:03 am

Gorgeous pictures of the Dragonfly Jan and Kaapsedraai! :clap: :clap:

I don't know how you managed to take pictures of them, I guess with great difficulty and lots of patience! :D
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:52 pm

Great image Kaapsedraai :clap: :clap: and I think we spotted the same one!!! :thumbs_up:

We always saw the Crocs behind the trees, but this one decided to swim to the other side and then only you realize how big they are.(may be 4 meters?)

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:56 pm

Thank you Hilda and Jan.

Agree, Jan - some of them are quite sizeable, but what amazes me is how some of the waterbirds get so close to them.

The only croc I could see was this one, but got excellent eye level sightings at Biyamiti Weir and Shipandani-hide causeway (2 of my other favourite spots).
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Hippos were also relatively quite, but got rewarded with a good one at Ntsemani dam, just outside Satara. I will post some photos on upcoming TR.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby wmahon465 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:30 am

Query the size of crocs, this one came out a couple of years ago.

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Then he just flopped down. He was quite impressive though
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:51 am

These pics are all stunning :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks everyone for sharing. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:54 am

Fantastic pics :D

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that is a pretty large croc :big_eyes:
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