Wordless Wednesday: Watching the Pond

 

a black-headed gull balancing on a weathered post beside a pond

 

a black-headed gull balancing on a weathered post beside a pond

 

a black-headed gull balancing on a weathered post beside a pond

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 640 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 1000.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Challenge

 

Silent Sunday: Relaxing Afternoon

 

a pen and two of her cygnets sleeping on a small island

 

a pen and two of her cygnets resting on a small island in the pond

 

a cob preening in the background with brown grass in the foreground

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/250 s, ISO 800 and f/6.5, 1-320 s, ISO 1250.

 

Silent Sunday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Dream

 

Haiku: Pigeon Greeting

 

close up shot of a blue pigeon in evening light

 

evening light
a pigeon greets us
by the river

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of a blue pigeon leaning forward in evening light

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 800.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close Up or Macro

 

Tanka: Into the World

 

 

newly hatched
brimming with a lust for life
a cygnet
swimming beside his father
spring’s first hello

© Xenia Tran

 

 

at home
in the water, on land
a cygnet grows
strong wings, white feathers
autumn’s first farewell

© Xenia Tran

 

 

The most spirited and independent of the seven cygnets has flown the nest and we wish him well on his new journey.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 160; f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 100; f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 320; f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100; f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 125 and f/6.3, 1/160 s, ISO 400.

 

Carpe Diem #1556: Fleeting Autumn (yuki aki)

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Things with Wings

 

Wordless Wednesday: Holding the Light

 

close up of ice crystals on evergreens and wilting leaves

 

macro shot of evergreen covered in ice crystals

 

macro shot of ice crytals around the edges of the tip of a green leaf

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/80 s, ISO 250 and f/4.5, 1/125 s, ISO 250 with DMW LC55 Lens.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cold

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Brilliance

 

Silent Sunday: Mallard Magic

 

a mallard duck bathing, head first in the river

 

close up of bathing duck resurfacing from the water

 

close up of bathing duck resurfacing from the water

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.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #21: Splash!

Silent Sunday

 

Wordless Wednesday: Memories

 

a seal snoozing on a sandbar with a big smile on her face

 

a male seal barking next to a snoozing sleeping seal on a sandbar, a heron stands across the water

 

three grey and white common seals snoozing on a sandbar

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, f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 200 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 160.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Memories

Wordless Wednesday