Haiku: A New Family

 

two ducklings snuggling together on shingle beside a female mallard duck

 

folded in friendship
her duckling, one orphan
a new family

© Xenia Tran

 

two ducklings swimming in the river

The female mallard in the top photograph had lost most of her brood to the crows within a week of hatching and only one duckling survived. She adopted another duckling who had lost all her siblings as well as her mother. The two ducklings are roughly the same age and have become the best of friends.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 320 and f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 250.

 

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Haiku: Orange Poppy

 

a single orange poppy flower in a field with long grass and wildflowers

 

all by herself
in this field of Summer
orange poppy

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of a single orange poppy flower in a field with long grass and wildflowers

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, f/6.5, 1/400 s, ISO 100 and f/6.5, 1/640 s, ISO 160.

 

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Haibun: Life on the River

 

ducks, ducklings on a tidal island in the river with a goosander, swans and cygnets swimming by

 

The water is still very low at low tide after a long hot Summer. Mallards and ducklings swim in the remaining flow, others climb on to islands of stones in the river. A seagull chick on the opposite bank watches the ducks. His parents are higher up, keeping an eye on their offspring. The goosander, who normally likes her own space, joins the others when swans return.

a warm sky
salmon are waiting downstream
for rain to come

© Xenia Tran

 

ducks, ducklings and a goosander on a tidal island in the river with swans and cygnets swimming by

 

ducks, ducklings and a goosander on a tidal island in the river with swans and cygnets swimming by

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 250.

 

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