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.

 

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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

 

Haiku: Clouds and Waves

 

View across Moray Firth from the pine-clad shore

 

returning
the spirit inside, between clouds
waves of laughter

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of waves rolling towards the shore

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr..

Settings: f/5, 1/1000 s, ISO 160 and f/3.5, 1/2000, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #49: Clouds and Waves by Rabindranath Tagore

 

Wordless Wednesday: As the Tide Rolls in

 

adult and young oystercatchers on shingle

 

young oystercatchers taking flight as the tide covers the shingle

 

young oystercatchers flying above the waves

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, f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO 125 and f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #9: Action

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haiku: The Day’s Light

 

beach at sunset with light reflected in tidal pool

 

the day’s light
leaving every colour
in our heart

© Xenia Tran

 

sunset over the Moray Firth with purples and orange colours reflected in the water

We wish you all a very happy Earth Day!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

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