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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby billyf » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:32 pm

Robert - wishing you a speedy and complete recovery so that you can get back soon to KNP :pray: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby robertwintle » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:35 pm

Thanks for the good wishes I truly appreciate.

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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:42 pm

Spend more time with us on the forums till you are better, Robert ?
Wishing you courage, strength and good health soon :gflower:
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:56 pm

Robert I truly am sorry to hear about your bad health.
I do wish you strength through this difficult time. :pray:
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby arks » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:04 pm

JenB wrote:Rephrase Arks, your left, might be my right but your left! :lol:

Thanks, Jen — I'm always confusing right and left, so no worries :wink: and for all the details in your earlier post :thumbs_up:
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:32 pm

Note, the dirt road is rather rough, especially the first section going up a rather steep rise. But don't be put off by that. Drive slowly.
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby arks » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:55 pm

Duly noted, Imberbe. Thanks! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:52 am

Robert, I wish you all the best with your treatment. I now have a much better understanding of your disappointment. Could you go to Kruger in winter?

Arks, I hope that you enjoyed Mapengubwe. Marakela has been on my list for a long time, ever since I saw Jenb"s report.
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby robertwintle » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:24 am

The next time will be able to go is around September so I cannot wait for that time. My best pic was taken between Skukuza and Lower Sabie of a Southern Ground Hornbill.

I just want to say thanks for the good wishes from all the people on this forum

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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:17 am

Robert, maybe you should share some pics with us. :cam:
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby robertwintle » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:29 am

Never been able to add a photo tried a few times without success, please explain how and I will start immediately.

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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby Radman » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:48 am

Robert I have also only visited Marakele only once and yes as everyone mentioned you cant compare the park with KNP but that said I must admit I saw my first ROAN in marakele and that will always leave a happy thought of that place with me .

Wishing you a speedy recovery and happy clicking away with the camera .. :gflower:

As for loading picks you need to upload it to a site like Photobucket.com or tinypicks.com
after loading the photos you will have a sub link for the photo Example : [IMG] marakelephoto1[IMG]
Just copy that link and paste it into your post whala now we can see your picture good luck.
BTW make sure its not bigger than 800x800 :thumbs_up:
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby robertwintle » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:01 pm

OK here we go, my first try at posting a photo, this one of a Giant Kingfisher with catch was taken at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Pretoria on the 5th February and was selected to be one of the top 25 photos on one of National Geographic's approved sites (Wild Bird Trust)
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby robertwintle » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:22 pm

This photo of the Southern Ground Hornbill was taken between Skukuza and Lower Sabie some 3 years plus ago.
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Re: Disappointed in Marakele

Unread postby RayK » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:23 pm

Hi robertwintle,
Great photos. :thumbs_up:


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