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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:14 pm

Thank you for the comments.

Kaapsedraai super fly by image. :clap: :clap: and great image of the resident Hippos :clap:

The best time to photograph a sunrise at LP is during wintertime.

This one is a reminder of the beautiful sunrise from last year and can't wait to visit LP for 6 days in a row :dance: :dance:

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Only 2 days to go.... LP deliver always....

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:20 pm

Jan and hilda - thank you for kind comments. :thumbs_up:

Jan - you must enjoy the days at LP and we are looking forward to some great photos. I wish I could be there hence feel a bit :mrgreen: . Nevertheless, drive safely and enjoy every minute at the 'Lake'. :thumbs_up:

In May'09 during our 1st visit to Kruger, this view made me fell in love with LP...
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Current: Table Mountain's mood today
Finalised: Dec'15 Mokala ; Kruger; Golden Gate; Karoo; Sep'15 Bontebok; Jul'15 Agulhas; Aug'15 West Coast; Dec'14 Kruger
Future: 25 Jun - 12 Jul'16 MZNP; ADDO; Storms river & Wildernis NP

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:38 pm

Thank you for the comments and best wishes Kaapsedraai. Hopefully the weather will play along with lots of action and the finger on the camera.... :cam:

Superb sunrise image with stunning colours :clap: :clap:

Hope to see the resident Goliath Herons.... :think:

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Cheers until next week.. :D

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:39 pm

Thank you to all for comments. :thumbs_up:

An African darter spreading its wings...
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Current: Table Mountain's mood today
Finalised: Dec'15 Mokala ; Kruger; Golden Gate; Karoo; Sep'15 Bontebok; Jul'15 Agulhas; Aug'15 West Coast; Dec'14 Kruger
Future: 25 Jun - 12 Jul'16 MZNP; ADDO; Storms river & Wildernis NP

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:13 pm

Thank you Meandering Mouse and Trrp-trrrrrrrr :thumbs_up:

There are some large crocs at the 'Lake', but this grey heron decided to rather walk the other way...
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Current: Table Mountain's mood today
Finalised: Dec'15 Mokala ; Kruger; Golden Gate; Karoo; Sep'15 Bontebok; Jul'15 Agulhas; Aug'15 West Coast; Dec'14 Kruger
Future: 25 Jun - 12 Jul'16 MZNP; ADDO; Storms river & Wildernis NP

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:57 pm

Agree, hilda. Thank you for your comment. :thumbs_up:

We saw these 2 African pied wagtails to the tree and it seemed there is a nest there, perhaps on the other side.
It adds to the diversity one can expect only at the "Lake"
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Current: Table Mountain's mood today
Finalised: Dec'15 Mokala ; Kruger; Golden Gate; Karoo; Sep'15 Bontebok; Jul'15 Agulhas; Aug'15 West Coast; Dec'14 Kruger
Future: 25 Jun - 12 Jul'16 MZNP; ADDO; Storms river & Wildernis NP

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:36 pm

Thank you Meandering Mouse, Trrp-trrrrrrrr and hilda - your comments are much appreciated. :thumbs_up:

Thinking about Jan spending time at the Lake these few days... :mrgreen:

But here is the Lake's secret agent...
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Current: Table Mountain's mood today
Finalised: Dec'15 Mokala ; Kruger; Golden Gate; Karoo; Sep'15 Bontebok; Jul'15 Agulhas; Aug'15 West Coast; Dec'14 Kruger
Future: 25 Jun - 12 Jul'16 MZNP; ADDO; Storms river & Wildernis NP

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:48 pm

Kaapsedraai, great images and sightings. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you for keeping LP alive...

Had a great time at LP(every afternoon for 2 hours- total 12 hours).
Not so active, but spotted the following:

Green-backed Herons had youngster to feeds,
Malachite was busy as usual
Brown-wooded Kingfisher
Woodland Kingfisher
Pied
The Tawny-flanked Prinia had a nest and feed the young ones
Fork-tailed Drongo
African Darter
Goliath Heron
Grey Heron
Black Crake
African Jacana
Black-eyed Bulbul
Red-billed Oxpecker
Fish Eagle
Swallows
Helmeted Guineafowl
Hamerkop
Blue Waxbill

Crocodile
Hippo's
Bush Buck

Photographed most of the sightings and will upload over time.

Green backed Heron pose.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:12 pm

Appreciate all the comments. :dance: :dance:

The Hippo show....my best at LP for many years... :dance: :dance:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:29 pm

Thank you all for the kind comments. :dance: :dance:

Catch of the day.....

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:31 pm

Appreciate all the comments. :dance: :dance:

When I started the LP gallery last year April, I never thought it will have a 1000 replies and over 20 000 views in less than a year.
I am glad so many all over the world enjoy and visit LP and want to thank everyone contributing to this thread. It looks like more people visit LP.

Thought I will ask the Hippo to say something....

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:53 pm

Thank you all again for the kind comments. :dance: :dance:

MK close up. Lost some detail with the reeds but still a great sighting.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:44 pm

Thank you for the kind comments :dance: :dance:

The Tawny-flanked Prinia had a nest and manage to get some closeups while they feed the young ones.

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:16 pm

Appreciate the comments... :dance: :dance:

Pied busy cleaning after the meal...

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:26 pm

Thank you Hilda and Kaapsedraai :dance: :dance:

Only spot the Goliath once with a catch!

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