Haiku: Garden Buddha

 

close up shot of the head of a buddha statue

 

light rain
around the buddha’s feet
a sea of diamonds

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of rain drops around green poppy leaves

 

macro shot of rain drops around green poppy leaves

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 1/100 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/80 s – ISO 200 and f/3.5 – 1/50 s – ISO 200.

 

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Meme-worthy Photos

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Iridescence

 

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.

 

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Depth of Field

Sunday Stills: Unexpectedly Frozen

 

Wordless Wednesday: Follow Me

 

close up shot of an oystercatcher wading into the sea

 

side-on close-up shot of an oystercatcher wading through the shallows

 

side-on close-up shot of an oystercatcher wading through the shallows

 

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 100, f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO 100 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 125.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: The Great Outdoors

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Quest

 

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

 

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.

 

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 III (18): Grass on River Bank

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Action

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Migration

 

Haiku: Echoes from the Moon

 

raindrops suspended in a spider's web within a conifer

 

so delicate
raindrops in a spider’s web
echoing the moon

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of raindrops suspended in a spider's web within a conifer

We wish you all a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/80 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

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