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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:43 pm

Brilliant birding and croc :cam: , Jan :clap:

Jesscan, lovely video clips. Thank you for sharing :dance:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:00 pm

A concerning matter:
I came across a photo on facebook that was very familiar to us all such as this one:
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As you all know, this look extremely suspicious as this photo actually belongs to Jan van Wyk!
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It is clear that Jan's photo was 'modified' by cutting out the photo and a 'signature' added which seemed to belong to a very suspect individual or site (I tried to track it, but no success).
After consulting with Jan, I have also reported this matter to the appropriate facebook page owner and await response.
How they got this photo is a mystery as Jan does not have a facebook account and the photo Hilda posted as monthly 'Stiffnecks - Bird' winner was a different one to the one posted above. :hmz: Could this be someone visiting this Forum....and..... :rtm: :roll: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

The MOST NB point I want to make is: - we just need to be alert to this matter and if appropriate to adjust the way we 'protect' our property via 'copyright and signatures. For ease of reference please refer this thread: Copyrighting your photo's ©?
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Mischief » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:43 pm

Kaapsedraai :clap: :clap: :clap: for being so observant and proactive.That is just really nasty.My late father always had a saying"how low can you go?" What this other individual did is really lower than low ,totally rock bottom in my books.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Tessa G » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:24 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

This sort of thing makes me very angry to say the least!!!!

Thank you Kaapsedraai for picking this up and pointing us in the right direction as far as copyrighting our photos.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:44 pm

Thank you for the comments :thumbs_up:

Sad indeed.. :big_eyes: ....thank you Kaapsedraai for reporting it but we all know they are professional thiefs :twisted: . One way is definitely to protect our images via copyright and signature but believe me with Photoshop and other programs it is very easy to clone out. For me it is important to upload only view files to ensure nobody can print the images. :thumbs_up:

Luckily for any photo competition the judges also ask the original as proof. :thumbs_up:

LP Female Leopard...... :dance:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by manicwalker » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:52 am

Gee Jan,
So sorry to read about someone stealing your photo... :(
Thanks to Kaapsedraai for spotting it...

Beautiful Leopard pic.... :thumbs_up: :clap:

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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:00 am

Kaapsedraai, well done on your sharp eye and following it with the appropriate action. :thumbs_up:

Jan, it is good to know that you have protection, as that is an amazing photograph in every way possible.

What a beautiful Leopard shot. :D That must have been so exciting.
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:34 am

Well done Kaapsedraai
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by hilda » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:30 am

What a stunning female Leopard Jan, beautifully captured as always! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:37 am

I guess that this is the ultimate sighting , especially at Lake Panic. :D
An amazing sighting and well captured, Jan :clap: :clap: :clap:
You just once again demonstrated that the leopards do visit the Lake, hence need to be hopeful to get a :cam: opportunity of our own :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just feedback on Jan's photo - the photo has been removed and the support was great. We just need to be aware of this, hence the purpose of the info I shared.
Furthermore, to highlight to all that credit goes to Jan van Wyk, and no one else. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lake Panic sighting gallery

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:21 am

Although this is not captured from the hide at Lake Panic, but the question begs whether this leopard is the same one that often visits the Lake. :D
We enjoyed this moment one afternoon as we left Lake Panic up the gravel road towards the tar road, less than 1km from the hide when this beautiful cat posed for us from a tree right next to the road.
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I also want to add, that we have sighted a leopard or the same one a few times at this intersection of Lake Panic turnoff from the tar road.
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