Tanka: Red Squirrel

Cairngorms National Park

 

red squirrel eating a nut in a pine tree

 

so gentle
his eyes, the curl in his tail
red squirrel
at home in this pine forest
I will always remember

© Xenia Tran

 

red squirrel sitting on a branch in a pine tree

 

red squirrel sitting on a branch in a pine tree

We wish you all a very happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Soft

 

Tanka: Winding Down

 

swan parents with two cygnets swimming between boats and plantoons

 

cygnets and swans
between boats, pontoons
strings of algae
draped around young feathers
the wind stays out at sea

© Xenia Tran

 

two cygnets swimming in the harbour by a small boat

 

 

a cygnet pruning her feathers in the harbour

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: 1/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 250 and f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 320.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wind

 

Haiku: Buttercup

 

macro image of a buttercup in sunlight

 

buttercup
wrapped around a glimpse
from heaven

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of the heart of a buttercup

 

macro shot of the stems at the heart of a buttercup

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 160 and f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Macro or Close-up Photography – is there a difference?

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Zing

 

Tanka: Where Ducks Fly

Cairngorms National Park

 

close up of a male mallard duck, a drop of water falling from his beak in the loch

 

evening glow
on rustling leaves, a castle
this dance with time
a pause in all our journeys
before we fly away

© Xenia Tran

 

a mallard taking off from Loch an Eilein, the castle and hills shimmer in the evening glow

We wish you all a blessed and relaxing weekend.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5, 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/250 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #43: Afterglow (yuuyake)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #51: Duck

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Time to Relax

 

Tanka: Silver and Gold

 

 

a female goosander swimming against the flow in a tidal river

 

painted
by the sun, moon and stars
a goosander
swimming against the tide
her home, the river

© Xenia Tran

 

a female goosander standing in the shallows of a tidal river

We wish you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 250 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 250.

 

Carpe Diem #1476: Silver Park

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Gold

 

Haiku: Harbour

 

a swan glides pas a pontoon and boats (seen only in water reflections) in the harbour

 

fisherman’s boat
a swan glides by to see
the harbour

© Xenia Tran

 

 

a swan leans over to inspect inside a small fishing boat in the harbour

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 100 and f/5.6, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem #1478: Harbor

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 2 (Animal, Blue, Black, Orange, Water)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Welcome

 

Haiku: Raindrops Sparkle

 

macro image of raindrops on a flowering pink sweat pea

 

sweet pea
her fragrance sparkles
in the rain

© Xenia Tran

 

macro image of raindrops on a flowering white sweat pea

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/500 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Carpe Diem #1475: Raindrops Sparkle

Cee’s Flower of the Day