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A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:42 am

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:53 pm

Thanks to Danie for the history of the Orpen cam posted on facebook:

The waterhole above in the picture was indeed the first location of the Orpen Webcam because of the natural look of the waterhole. If it didn't rain enough, water was artificially provided to it to maintain the water level. Concentration of animals over time around the old watering hole started to cause some unnatural erosion and we (with the assistance of the Section Ranger in the area) decided to move the camera position to the concrete waterhole just adjacent to the natural waterhole and discontinue the artifial way of filling the old watering hole. The concrete pool which is the current location of the cam has been there all the time (it is just out of view to the left in the picture above). The camera and floodlight was indeed moved a few metres to the current location. I hope this answers the question!
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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by melph68 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:37 am

Very cool to read about the history of our beloved Orpen cam 8) 8)

Thanks Danie and DB :gflower: :gflower:
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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by hilda » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:13 am

Very interesting! Thanks Danie and Dinkybird! :clap: :clap:

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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:05 pm

SAHGCA-UCT wrote:Image

what bad quality...odd *fixes*

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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by Foxy » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:40 pm

Wow - very interesting.
Wonder what was happened to all those forumites.

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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:12 am

A decade and a week, I was still learning how to post.

I saved it as 'special critter'.

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This was saved as 'special again'.

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and ellie 1 :thumbs_up:

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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:18 pm

:clap: :clap: MM!

A decade + weeks of amazing passion, wisdom, contributions, thoughts, laughs and dedication which you have brought to the forums MM. :gflower:
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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon May 23, 2016 9:25 am

Satara Cam

20 and 26 May 2006

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And now ....

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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by hilda » Mon May 23, 2016 11:38 am

This is shocking DinkyBird! Very sad, but let's hope and pray for normal rainfall next summer. It will take years for the veld to recover I think. :cry:

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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by Yoda » Mon May 23, 2016 12:00 pm

I remember that first Orpan Cam.
It's the reason I stumbled onto the Forum. I googled Wildlife webcams......and the rest they say is history.

Current situation is shocking.
Hopefully there will be some early spring rains.
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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by hilda » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:20 pm

Wish we could see it like this again! :pray:

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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:24 pm

Unbelievable difference! :shock:

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Re: A decade ago, on the cams

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:02 am

Then:
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1 Oct 2006


And now:
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1 Oct 2016
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