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Re: Dam , waterhole top ten photography

Unread post by oddesy » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:05 am

Nsemani dam is a real jewel and i got some great photos of animals coming to drink :D
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Lake Panic Bird Hide

Unread post by Joubie » Tue May 07, 2013 2:58 pm

What is the best time of the day to spend at Lake Panic to take photos?

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Re: Lake Panic Bird Hide

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue May 07, 2013 7:09 pm

Joubie, I spend many hours over the years at LP and something can happen any time.

For Photography the best time is in the afternoon with the sun behind the hide. During the day the light is harsh, but try to under expose and you will have lots of action.

In winter with the temperature below zero (take a blanket) you get the most amazing sunrise images and just to sit there you never forget and go back again.

You can view the LP gallery to get an idea. I love the birds, but my best sighting ever was two Leopard sightings in 2 days....

Hope you get stunning images and please share........

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Re: Lake Panic Bird Hide

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue May 07, 2013 9:47 pm

Joubie, you wil have a great time there at the 'Lake' and I am :mrgreen: as it is my favoutite spot - still waiting to hear if my application to be a caretaker there is successfull :hmz: .

As Jan van Wyk had commented - fully agree. The winter morning early as possible is just amazing with sunrise on the horizon. Watch out for the hippos close to the hide early mornings and late afternoons. :thumbs_up:

Remember to post some LP pics on the Gallary that Jan had started... :thumbs_up:
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