Haiku: Into Dusk

 

sunset over Moray Firth looking West on an outgoing tide

 

quiet dusk
her violets and gold
in full bloom

© Xenia Tran

 

sunset over Moray Firth looking West on an outgoing tide

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5, 1/80 s, ISO 125 and f/5, 1/100 s, ISO 100.

 

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Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #19: Magical Light

 

Haiku: Fading Light

 

a swan family feeding and preening on and beside a sand bar

 

tucked in
with the fading light
resting swans

© Xenia Tran

 

a swan family preening on a sand bar

 

swan family asleep on a sandbar with their heads tucked into their feathers

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 100, f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100, f/5, 1/320 s, ISO 200.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Comfort

 

Tanka: Parallels

 

close up of a young crow on seaweed mixed with tidal sand

 

crow’s feast
between here and there
Samhain
honouring who came before
their spirits ever near

© Xenia Tran

 

an oystercatcher wading along the shoreline and three crows in the foreground on stones with sand and seaweed

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 125.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #58: Samhain

 

Haiku: Hunter’s Moon

 

a juvenile herring gull preparing to dive towards the sea

 

from sky to sea
young gulls dive for food
hunter’s moon

© Xenia Tran

 

a juvenile herring gull flying above the waves past a flock of adults on the beach

It was wonderful to watch the juvenile herring gulls hunting and diving while the adults were preening and snoozing in the sun. The youngsters in the images hatched in July.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 100.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #56: Hunter’s Moon

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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.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Birthday

 

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.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #53: Anniversary – Favourite Kigo of the Year

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Tanka: A Curlew’s Calm

 

a curlew with feathers blown by the wind striding through shallows beside a seagull

 

feathers straightened
a curlew strides along the shore
so calm, so kind
the waves continue to roll
with the wind, the wild weather

© Xenia Tran

 

a curlew striding out on the shoreline, waves rolling behind

 

storm clouds over the Moray Firth at low tide

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/400 s, ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/500 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 160.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Light and Dark