Tanka: Two Mallards


a male and female mallard duck preening together at the edge of the loch


two mallards
so content together
water flows
below the fading heather
the moon begins to rise

© Xenia Tran


a female mallard preening herself beside a male mallard at the edge of the loch

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/160 s, ISO 800 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 1250.


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