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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:44 pm

Thank you Hilda,moobox and Nkulu for your comments :thumbs_up:

moobox wrote:hen you've been away from the forum for a while there are a few things hat will prompt you to return. And one of them is Jan van Wyk's photographs.


Wow thank you for the compliment and glad I can bring LP in to every ones home around the word :dance:

Not often you got the change to photograph a woodland 2 meters away....

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I will start next week with my once in a lifetime sighting and story off a young Fish Eagle and a bush Buck... :hmz:

In the meantime I want to introduce my young friend that gave me all the pleasure ...it was overcast but still manage to get some great portraits ....will upload later the take off images that I manage to get and dreamed about for a long time...and the Bushbuck story.. :dance:

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Unread post by hilda » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:32 pm

Beautiful shots of the Woodland Kingfisher Jan! :clap: :clap:

Love your stunning young friend, and looking forward to read his/her story! :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by Pumbaa » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:32 pm

Thanks for more breathtaking shots, Jan :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:44 pm

Jan, brilliant pics of Black Crake in action and then the hippo :D

Stunning Woodland close-up. I can imagine where he sat...truly a rare sighting so close to the hide and you captured perfectly. :dance: :dance:

About your 'friend' - just beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:47 pm

Thank you Hilda,Kaapsedraai and Pumbaa for the comments :thumbs_up:

Still busy processing the young Fish Eagle images and will upload next week...so watch the space :hmz:

Greenback Heron fly by reflection.......

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Unread post by normana53 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:54 am

Brilliant, Crisp, clear and clean Greenback Jan. What an amazing shot - thanks as always for sharing your gift!
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Janeli » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:03 pm

Moobox wrote:
When you've been away from the forum for a while there are a few things hat will prompt you to return. And one of them is Jan van Wyk's photographs.


This is so true!!!!!!
Absolute stunning Woodland Kingfisher!!! :cam:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:30 pm

Appreciate all the comments....thank you all :thumbs_up:

Paradise- Flycatcher cooling off....

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Unread post by Pumbaa » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:25 am

WoW about that Paradise flycatcher shot, Jan,

We are still about to take the decent shot of that beautiful bird :mrgreen:

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Unread post by hilda » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:26 pm

I love the Green-backed Heron's reflection Jan, and what a superb picture of the Paradise Flycatcher! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Leanawel » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:44 pm

Beautiful colours :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:24 pm

Thank you Leanawel, Hilda and Pumbaa for the comments :dance:

Time to share my once in a lifetime experience and rare behavior of a young Fish Eagle. Photograph him every day for 8 8days and took some rare shots never recorded before (what I have seen).

Over the next days I will introduce him and upload some of my favorite images and upload the interaction between the Fish eagle and other Birds and my once in a life time behavior shots between him and a Bushbuck to the end.

Sorry to flood the LP gallery with all the Eagle shots but want to share the whole experience with everybody.

The first afternoon I spotted him between the Weaver nest.

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Story will be continued..

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:33 pm

What a beauty !!! :clap: :clap: ...How lucky to have seen him on so many occasions :dance: 8)
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:06 am

Great images of my favourite raptor Jan! Looking forward to all the rest of the pictures you took! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:12 pm

Thank you Hilda and Trrp-trrrrrrrr for the comments.

Continued.......

The following day it was raining and my next visit the next day the young Eagle was sitting on the big old tree in front of the hide and pose for some great portraits. (Overcast and BG not great but beautiful coulours against the light BG)

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to be continued....


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