Haiku: Hopeful Eyes

 

a great tit at a birdfeeder with seeds flying out

 

hopeful eyes
below the birdfeeder
seeds fly

© Xenia Tran

 

a male mallard duck in the grass

This duck was waiting patiently below the birdfeeder, knowing that some seeds would find their way to the grass whenever another bird was feeding above him.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

With love, Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 1600 and f/6.5, 1/125 s, ISO 800.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Colorful

Paula’s (Lost in Translation) Thursday’s Special: Lost in Details

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fluke

 

Wordless Wednesday: Six Weeks Old

 

a swan family with cygnets, the cob has his head and neck underwater

 

swan family with seven cygnets and six mallard ducks

 

swan family with seven feeding cygnets and five mallard ducks

The cygnets are now six week old and growing fast. The warm weather has helped them find plenty of food in the river.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Paula’s (Lost in Translation) Thursday’s Special: Blue Hour

 

Silent Sunday: Lilac Rose

 

macro shot of lilac rose with a rain drop and green leaf

 

macro shot of the centre of a lilac rose with a rain drop

Happy Sunday everyone!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/5, 1/125 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Bearded Iris

Jenn’s (Traveling at Wits End) Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Silent Sunday

 

Haiku: Swimming

 

a female mallard duck swimming by flowering waterlilies

 

swimming
among the waterlilies
the kindest eyes

© Xenia Tran

 

waterlilies in full bloom on the loch

 

a female mallard duck swimming past waterlily pads

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/640 s, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/400 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem #1454: Swimming (oyogi)

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Allium Bud

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #20: Check

 

Haiku: Bellflower

 

macro shot of an open purple bellflower

 

where seeds land
given a chance they grow
a sea of purple

© Xenia Tran

 

purple bellflowers in the sunshine

 

macro shot of a purple bellflower

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/400 s, ISO 100, f/4, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Delphinium

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: New

Carpe Diem #1457: Luxurance (shigeri)

 

Haiku: A Shade of Cool

 

close up of a male mallard duck in the shade of a pine tree

 

ducks gather
in the shade of the pine tree
summer slips away

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of two male mallard ducks in the shade of a pine tree

 

We wish you all a stellar Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.3, 1/200 s, ISO 1600 and f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 1600.

 

Carpe Diem #1452: Cool (suzushi)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #18: Stellar

 

Haiku: A Gift from Heaven

 

macro shot of rain drop hanging from fern leaf

 

magic forest
with every drop of rain
a new world

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of a rain drop hanging from fern leaf

After a long dry spell with forest, heather and gorse fires we welcome the replenishing freshness from the rain.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

with love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem #1453: Dripping (Spring Water)

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Target