Haiku: Bouncing Light

a black headed gull preening himself beside two female mallards on a snow covered river bank

preening gull
the light that bounces
in the snow

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of snow on dead branches with starlight in a melting drop

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5 – 1/2000 s – ISO 400 and f/6.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 400.

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23 thoughts on “Haiku: Bouncing Light”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy 💜 Hope you are having a great day and much love to you and Finn from all of us here 🤗🐾💖🐾 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Terri 💜 I’ve wondered about that too and it seems the gull’s feet are mainly bone and tendon with only a small blood supply, which helps them handle the cold. The gull in the photograph seemed very relaxed with his feet in the snow 😁💖 xxx

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