Tanka: Parallels

 

close up of a young crow on seaweed mixed with tidal sand

 

crow’s feast
between here and there
Samhain
honouring who came before
their spirits ever near

© Xenia Tran

 

an oystercatcher wading along the shoreline and three crows in the foreground on stones with sand and seaweed

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 125.

 

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Haiku: This River

 

 

two male mallard duck splashing in the river, one with outstretched wings

 

two mallards
where love flows eternal
the wind

© Xenia Tran

 

two male mallard ducks splashing in the river, one with outstretched wings

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

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Haiku: Guiding the Way

 

swan parents swimming down the river with seven fully grown cygnets

 

swan parents
love and devotion
guiding the way

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of swan parents swimming down the river with seven fully grown cygnets

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 100 and f/5.6, 1/1000 s, ISO 320.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Sublime

 

Tanka: Harmonies

 

a curlew striding along the shoreline in front of rolling waves

 

a curlew passes
a gull, an oystercatcher
residing on the sands
a life of understanding
the song between the waves

© Xenia Tran

 

an oystercatcher diggin for food in the sands watched by a seagull, a curlew striding on between them

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 200.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Friend

 

Haiku: Hunter’s Moon

 

a juvenile herring gull preparing to dive towards the sea

 

from sky to sea
young gulls dive for food
hunter’s moon

© Xenia Tran

 

a juvenile herring gull flying above the waves past a flock of adults on the beach

It was wonderful to watch the juvenile herring gulls hunting and diving while the adults were preening and snoozing in the sun. The youngsters in the images hatched in July.

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 100 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 100.

 

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Tanka: Beech Tree

 

close up of the base of a moss-covered tree trunk with autumn leaves and grass in the foreground

 

piling up
leaves spin and weave
warm blankets
coloured by sunlight
in the wild, October wind

© Xenia Tran

 

beech tree in Autumn colours, branches forming an arch over the woodland path

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 160 and f/5, 1/50 s, ISO 320.

 

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Tanka: Two Mallards

 

a male and female mallard duck preening together at the edge of the loch

 

two mallards
so content together
water flows
below the fading heather
the moon begins to rise

© Xenia Tran

 

a female mallard preening herself beside a male mallard at the edge of the loch

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/160 s, ISO 800 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 1250.

 

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