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.


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18 thoughts on “Tanka: Winding Down”

  1. Welcome visitors but a shame the wind stays out at sea! The willows are just about stirring . I think I’ll go down to the moorings this afternoon to see if we have any downy visitors!

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    1. Thank you Kim, the wind was strong yesterday and the waves were quite choppy at sea for the cygnets when their parents guided them into the harbour for some shelter 🙂 Hope you will find some downy visitors by the moorings too! 🤗💖 xxx

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