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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Tanka: Redshank

 

a redshank wading through the river at low tide beside the stones

 

catching the sun
between the river’s stones
a redshank
water rippling around his feet
soothing his reflection

© Xenia Tran

 

a redshank standing in the river at low tide beside the stones

 

close-up shot of a redshank standing by the river at low tide between the stones

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, f/6.5, 1/250 s, ISO 125 and f/6.5, 1/400 s, ISO 200.

 

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Silent Sunday: Looking Good

 

a herring gull on tidal sands looking straight at the camera

 

close up shot of herring gull preening on tidal sands, rolling waves behind him

 

close up shot of a herring gull on tidal sands in front of rolling waves, one leg raised

 

close up shot of herring gull looking smart after his preening session

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 160.

 

 

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Haiku: Celebration

 

five five-month old cygnets feeding on the seashore with their mother

 

celebrations
ebb tide, dappled light
feeding the birds

© Xenia Tran

 

three fully grown cygnets feeding with their mother on the seashore

 

two fully grown cygnets by a sandbar with a seagull and a curlew in the background

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, f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100 and f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100.

 

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Haiku: October Swans

 

two fully grown cygnets walking past their preening mother on the beach

 

fully grown
between cygnets’ brown feathers
colours of the moon

© Xenia Tran

 

two fully grown cygnets beside their preening mother on the beach, one cygnet fanning his wings

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/8, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/8, 1/200 s, ISO 100.

 

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