Wordless Wednesday: Exploring a New World

a lamb following his mother across the beach towards the rocks and cliffs
a lamb climbing the rocks behind his mother
a lamb climbing the rocks behind his mother and looking over his right shoulder back to the ocean

This sequence follows on from our earlier post I’ll Show You the Sea.

Wishing you all a very happy Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 100.

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Haibun: I’ll Show You the Sea

a ewe takes her lamb to the beach for a stroll

Let me show you the turquoise sea, how deep and soft the sand can be. You’ll see the gulls glide on the wind and catch a fish. There will be people here on the nicer days. Some people are tall, some small. Some will bring a bucket and spade and build us a castle.

circle of life
a lamb follows his mother
at first light

© Xenia Tran

a lamb following her woolly mother on the beach
a lamb trotting behind his mother on the beach

Here in the Highlands sheep will often be free to roam from pasture to cliff, from cliff to beach and back again. At this time of year the ewes will show their lambs where to go.

You can see more images of the ewe leading her lamb back up the rocks towards their pasture in our post Exploring a New World

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

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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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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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