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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Nkulu » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:02 am

Thank you for sharing - beautiful
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:06 am

Stunning photo!!!! Just love dragonflies!!!

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by hilda » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:42 pm

Beautiful picture of the Dragonfly Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:56 pm

Thank you for the comments :thumbs_up:

Not one of best shots but love the reflection :thumbs_up:

They never miss.......perfect spear...... :dance:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:38 pm

Jan, I can just hear the noise those Thick-knees were putting up chasing the Bushbuck and Waterbuck away :lol: :lol: :lol:
Wonderful action captured of them protecting their own, does not matter the size. :clap:

Those dragonflies are quite a challenge to photograph, but you nailed this Common Tigertail :clap: :clap: :clap:

Another successful catch and great moment captured :dance:

Thank you for sharing all these wonderful moments

MATTHYS wrote:Small and very beautiful, Jan :D !

Not sure if this has already been posted somewhere in this thread/on the forums but just read Would you share a bird hide with a snake?
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Sorry, I see it has been posted already.

Thank you for also sharing this article - hope visitors be more alert and safety conscious. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:57 pm

Dragonflies and Damselflies are such colourful insects and they have the most interesting names.
Lake Panic is the one place where one can enjoy a variety of these acrobats, but always intrigued what they are called.
With the assistance of "A guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of SA", I have tried to identify the ones I managed to :cam: during my number of Lake Panic visits. (Please, you are most welcome to correct me where I have ID incorrectly).

Common Tigertail (Afr Gewone Streepstert)
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Blue Basker (Afr Blousonvangertjie)
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Red Basker (Afr Rooisonvangertjie)
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Banded Groundling ( Afr Gebande Grondwagtertjie)
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Inspector (Afr Opsigter)
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I will be posting more I have :cam: somewhere else in Kruger on this link: Insect: Dragonflies
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Unread post by Jesscan1 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:09 pm

Kaapsedraai wrote:Dragonflies and Damselflies are such colourful insects and they have the most interesting names.
Lake Panic is the one place where one can enjoy a variety of these acrobats, but always intrigued what they are called.
With the assistance of "A guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of SA", I have tried to identify the ones I managed to :cam: during my number of Lake Panic visits. (Please, you are most welcome to correct me where I have ID incorrectly).

Common Tigertail (Afr Gewone Streepstert)
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Blue Basker (Afr Blousonvangertjie)
Image

Red Basker (Afr Rooisonvangertjie)
Image

Banded Groundling ( Afr Gebande Grondwagtertjie)
Image

Inspector (Afr Opsigter)
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I will be posting more I have :cam: somewhere else in Kruger on this link: Insect: Dragonflies



Stunning photos Kaapsedraai


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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by manicwalker » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:30 am

Thanks to ALL for interesting and beautiful LP photos :gflower:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:12 am

Gosh Kaapsedraai, the detail, sharpness and color are just :clap: :clap: :clap: Thank you for opening a world not appreciated enough. Brilliant.

Jan, I do like you reflection with such perfect symmetry. It is very pleasing on the eye. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by hilda » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:03 am

Beautiful reflection Jan, and stunning Dragonfly images Kaapsedraai! Thank you for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:17 pm

Thank you for the comments :thumbs_up:

Wow.... superb Dragon fly collection with stunning images Kaapsedraai :clap: :clap:

Something different.......Barbel....

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:39 pm

Thank you, Jan :D
First, well spotted :dance:
Secondly, stunning composition with fish and lilly :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Pumbaa » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:20 pm

Brilliant Dragon fly shots

and also love the sequence of the nest protecting dikkops :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Nkulu » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:09 am

Kaapsedraai :clap: loved the dragonflies, thanks for sharing
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Unread post by Tessa G » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:07 am

I have had a good 5 or 6 pages to catch up on and thanks so much Jan and Kaapsedraai for the stunning photos.

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