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Sunset Dam - 2012

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Sharifa » Sun May 06, 2012 4:12 pm

Gorgeous photos everyone :thumbs_up:

We had a face-off between a heron and yellow-billed stork on the famous tree at Sunset Dam

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun May 06, 2012 6:44 pm

Yonks ago, in 2004, with my first 'big' camera I took this, a fav pic of mine, at Sunset Dam:
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Sunset dam storks by dinkybird, on Flickr

And then in Nov, 2011, with a better and bigger camera, I took these:
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Fish eagle by dinkybird, on Flickr

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Saddle-billed stork by dinkybird, on Flickr
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Switchback » Mon May 07, 2012 7:07 am

Ok, so here's my :cam: contribution from the Sunset dam, taken on Thursday morning.

A Yellow-Billed Stork comming in for a landing, doing some fishing and the having some breakfast:

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Switchback » Mon May 07, 2012 11:33 am

Thanks guys, also an HDR attempt on Sunset Dam:

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by mike_wildearth » Tue May 08, 2012 6:07 am

Great pics everyone ;)
Enjoyed these fish eagles at sunset dam last year

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Sunset Dam by Mike&Lara, on Flickr

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Fish Eagle - Sunset Dam by Mike&Lara, on Flickr

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue May 08, 2012 6:24 pm

Few more images

Pied Kingfisher

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Think it is a Temminck's Courser

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Blacksmith Lapwing

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by normana53 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:18 pm

We love Sunset Dam, and spend a lot of time there when we stay at LS.

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It's a great place just to sit and watch birds and all of the animal traffic coming for a drink.
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by johanclassen » Wed May 09, 2012 9:58 am

Sunset can really test a photographers patience :wink: Amazing photos can be taken if you take your coffee and eats and sit there for a whole day.

Sunrise at Sunset
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Pectoral sandpiper
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Pondering
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Black winged Stilts
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed May 09, 2012 8:07 pm

Great images!!! :clap:

Few more...

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue May 22, 2012 8:45 pm

a Few more sightings

African Spoonbill

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Yellow-billed Stork

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed May 23, 2012 7:49 pm

Tx Roan comment appreciated :D

Rare sighting

African Openbill

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Impisi08 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:44 am

Great pictures of a wonderful place.

Some pictures from my last trip:

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by wayward » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:11 pm

Drinks time at sunset dam
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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:46 pm

Great sightings and image VVWD

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Heron

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Diderik Cuckoo

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Re: Sunset Dam

Unread post by Impisi08 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:25 pm

Egyptian Goose

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Giant Kingfisher

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