Skip to Content

Sunset Dam

Tell us about your breathtaking experiences in the parks

Moderator: hilda

User avatar
Mfezi
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 231
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:27 pm
Location: Somewhere

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Mfezi » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:24 am

:clap: :clap: Awesome photo of the Dikkop grooming Jan!! Wow!!

User avatar
Mfezi
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 231
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:27 pm
Location: Somewhere

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Mfezi » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:34 pm

"Shot" these two birdies at Sunset dam some time ago!!

Image


Image

Jan van Wyk
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 4136
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:44 pm

Great sightings :clap: :clap:

Sandpiper...

Image

User avatar
Mfezi
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 231
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:27 pm
Location: Somewhere

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Mfezi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:43 pm

Another great photo Jan :thumbs_up:

Jan van Wyk
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 4136
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:31 am

Tx Mfezi

Black-winged Stilt

Image

Image

User avatar
Kaapsedraai
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2014)
Posts: 3790
Award: Small Parks Promoter of the Year & Sighting of the Year - Small Creatures and Insects (2013)
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:02 pm
Location: Bellville, Cape Town

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:21 pm

Brilliantly captured, Jan. :clap:

These Stilts makes for beautiful photography with white, black and red colours.

Thank you for sharing. :thumbs_up:
Now active - TMNP: Table Mountain's mood today
Now active - KRUGER Dec'14: 14 days appreciation of nature & wild company
Future trip - Kruger: 10-25 Dec'15

User avatar
ruud
Posts: 223
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:31 pm
Location: Leiderdorp, The Netherlands

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby ruud » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:24 am

Beautifull beautifull beautifull!!!
I think Jan must be living in Lower Sabie :D

With what camera are you working Jan? And what kind of lens?? :cam:

Ruud

User avatar
Sparrow
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3285
Joined: Fri May 29, 2009 9:11 am
Location: Pinetown the Finetown in KZN

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Sparrow » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:12 am

My first Diederik Cuckoo

Image
437 by Russelg, on Flickr

and only something I can dream of

Image
537 by Russelg, on Flickr
Russel G

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished Lao Tzu

28 Feb to 7 March Skukuza

Jan van Wyk
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 4136
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:40 pm

Thank you all for the comments :dance: :dance:
Sparrow - great image of the Diederik Cukoo :clap: :clap:
ruud - defnitely not the big guns as per Sparrow's image.......also dreaming about them...may be one day... :think:

My equipment is old...Canon 40D with a 400mm lens... :mrgreen:

Greenback Heron feeding time...

Image

User avatar
ruud
Posts: 223
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:31 pm
Location: Leiderdorp, The Netherlands

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby ruud » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:09 am

Jan van Wyk wrote:Thank you all for the comments :dance: :dance:
Sparrow - great image of the Diederik Cukoo :clap: :clap:
ruud - defnitely not the big guns as per Sparrow's image.......also dreaming about them...may be one day... :think:

My equipment is old...Canon 40D with a 400mm lens... :mrgreen:

Greenback Heron feeding time...

Image

Goodmorning Jan,

It may be old, but still very good. And the 40D is a verh good body! We have the same and this year the 400mm 5.6. Cannot wait to use it in Kruger :cam:

Ruud

User avatar
Shushin
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 308
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:17 pm
Location: Kruger in mind & spirit. Reality UK

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Shushin » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:19 am

Sparrow wrote:My first Diederik Cuckoo

Image
437 by Russelg, on Flickr

and only something I can dream of

Image
537 by Russelg, on Flickr



I am sure these are the husband and wife we saw every day while at LS they always had best spot at Sunset in May.Equipment and vehicle colour the same. Lucky peeps :mrgreen:
May 2014
3 Skukuza
4-6 Letaba
7-11 Satara
12-15 Olifants
16-19 Lower Sabie
20-22 Croc Bridge

Jan van Wyk
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 4136
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:25 pm

Dikkop pose

Image

User avatar
yoda
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2274
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:24 pm
Location: UK

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby yoda » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:22 am

Sparrow - those are awesome lenses :mrgreen:

Jan van Wyk
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 4136
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:09 pm

Dikkop landing...

Image

User avatar
Imvubu
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 167
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:28 pm
Location: Uvongo

Re: Sunset Dam

Unread postby Imvubu » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:30 am

Wow, Jan! Beautiful!!
Awaiting the next trip...

Skukuza - 29/08/15
Balule - 30/08 - 02/09/15
Shingwedzi - 02 - 05/09/15
Maroela - 05 - 08/09/15
Talamati - 08 - 10/09/15
Biyamiti - 10 - 12/09/15


Return to “Travel Tales”