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

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.

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #19: Magical Light

Haiku: Today’s Gift

a seagull with a crab in his beack looking straight at the camera

today’s gift
a crab in the gull’s beak
flying home

© Xenia Tran

a seagull flies over the water with a crab in his beak, while four seals slumber on a sandbar

The gull carried the crab to his partner at the end of the sandbar.

We wish you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.

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 320 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 160.

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Skill

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

Haiku: Feeding Time

close up of three wigeon feeding on seaweed at low tide

gentle surf
chimes at ebb tide
dinner’s here

© Xenia Tran

a female wigeon feeding on seaweed in the low surf

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/320s, ISO 100 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 125.

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Terri’s Sunday Stills: It’s Time

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Chime

Haiku: Woven Island

three seals basking on a sandbar in Loch Fleet

basking seals
the tides of a new day
weaving an island

© Xenia Tran

five seals basking on a sandbar in Loch Fleet

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/160 s, ISO 125 and f/6.5, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bask

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #18: Blending In – or Standing Out?

Haiku: Wigeon

two female wigeon basking in the sun on the water

three wigeon
with feathers aglow
autumn waves

© Xenia Tran

two female and one male wigeon basking in the sun on the water

Wigeon breed in Scotland and Northern England and some visit here during the Winter months from Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia. They feed on aquatic plants, grasses and roots.

Wishing you all a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 160.

Carpe Diem #1536: Autumn … the Season

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally