Haiku: Today’s Gift

 

a seagull with a crab in his beack looking straight at the camera

 

today’s gift
a crab in the gull’s beak
flying home

© Xenia Tran

 

a seagull flies over the water with a crab in his beak, while four seals slumber on a sandbar

The gull carried the crab to his partner at the end of the sandbar.

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/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 320 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Skill

 

Haiku: Fading Light

 

a swan family feeding and preening on and beside a sand bar

 

tucked in
with the fading light
resting swans

© Xenia Tran

 

a swan family preening on a sand bar

 

swan family asleep on a sandbar with their heads tucked into their feathers

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100, f/5, 1/320 s, ISO 200.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Comfort

 

Haiku: Feeding Time

 

close up of three wigeon feeding on seaweed at low tide

 

gentle surf
chimes at ebb tide
dinner’s here

© Xenia Tran

 

a female wigeon feeding on seaweed in the low surf

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

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/320s, ISO 100 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 125.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Terri’s Sunday Stills: It’s Time

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Chime

 

Haiku: Woven Island

 

three seals basking on a sandbar in Loch Fleet

 

basking seals
the tides of a new day
weaving an island

© Xenia Tran

 

five seals basking on a sandbar in Loch Fleet

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/160 s, ISO 125 and f/6.5, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bask

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #18: Blending In – or Standing Out?

 

Haiku: Wigeon

 

two female wigeon basking in the sun on the water

 

three wigeon
with feathers aglow
autumn waves

© Xenia Tran

 

two female and one male wigeon basking in the sun on the water

Wigeon breed in Scotland and Northern England and some visit here during the Winter months from Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia. They feed on aquatic plants, grasses and roots.

Wishing you all a 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/6.5, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem #1536: Autumn … the Season

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

 

Haiku: Evergreen

 

macro shot of hebe sapphire head with frost

 

sparkling with frost
your second flowering
hebe sapphire

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of hebe sapphire mid-section with frost

Hebe Sapphire is an evergreen that flowers in Spring and in Autumn.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/125 s, ISO 320 with DMW LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Cee’s Flower of the Day