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

Haiku: Two Sparrows

a female sparrow hanging on to a birdfeeder with seed in her beak

love eternal
around the suet feeder
autumn leaves

© Xenia Tran

a male and female sparrow hanging off a birdfeeder, eating from suet balls

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 125 and f/2.8, s/125 s, ISO 100.

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

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.

 

Carpe Diem Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Maple Leaves

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #16: Big can be Beautiful too

 

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.

 

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fall