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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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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Haiku: Autumn Air

 

a stream flowing through the glen below pine trees, heather and ferns

 

green to gold
in a world of treasures
autumn air

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of golden ferns with a shimmer of green still showing

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/60 s, ISO 125.

 

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Tan Renga: Grass on River Bank

 

Four Canada geese flying overhead against a blue sky

 

grass on river bank
bending over in warm breeze
pale moon looking down                                        © Ken Gierke

all through the night and day
the sound of geese returning                                 © Xenia Tran

 

Five Canadian geese flying North against a blue sky

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a Tan Renga with the given haiku by Ken Gierke. A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two poets. It looks very similar to a Tanka, but a Tanka is written by one poet.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

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