Silent Sunday: Violet Flame

 

macro shot of a violet crocus bud

 

macro shot of a violet crocus bloom half open with orange stigma and anthers peeking through

 

macro shot of a violet crocus bloom with orange stigma and anthers in the centre

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, f/3.2 – 1/160 – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/250 s – ISO 100 with DMW LC55 Lens.

 

Silent Sunday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Color

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Friendly Friday: Contrasts

 

Haiku: Evergreen

 

macro shot of hebe sapphire head with frost

 

sparkling with frost
your second flowering
hebe sapphire

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of hebe sapphire mid-section with frost

Hebe Sapphire is an evergreen that flowers in Spring and in Autumn.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/125 s, ISO 320 with DMW LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

Haiku: Orange Poppy

 

a single orange poppy flower in a field with long grass and wildflowers

 

all by herself
in this field of Summer
orange poppy

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of a single orange poppy flower in a field with long grass and wildflowers

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, f/6.5, 1/400 s, ISO 100 and f/6.5, 1/640 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Field

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #64: Novel

 

Haiku: Buttercup

 

macro image of a buttercup in sunlight

 

buttercup
wrapped around a glimpse
from heaven

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of the heart of a buttercup

 

macro shot of the stems at the heart of a buttercup

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 160 and f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Macro or Close-up Photography – is there a difference?

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Zing

 

Haiku: Raindrops Sparkle

 

macro image of raindrops on a flowering pink sweat pea

 

sweet pea
her fragrance sparkles
in the rain

© Xenia Tran

 

macro image of raindrops on a flowering white sweat pea

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/500 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Carpe Diem #1475: Raindrops Sparkle

Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

Haibun: Snapdragon Moon

 

macro shot of a raindrop hanging from pink and yellow snapdragon

 

The early morning drizzle is full of promise. Scorched fields of grass and droopy gardens sigh with relief when the promise turns to rain. After a heatwave and hose-ban to preserve diminishing pools of water flowers raise their heads in gratitude, singing full of colour.

snapdragon
from the edge of satin
her own moon

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of a raindrop hanging from pink and yellow snapdragon

It is such a treat to have some rain again.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

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Cee’s Flower of the Day: Bearded Iris

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