Tuesday Photo Challenge: Gentle

 

a fallen tree with the trunk split in two, covered in moss and resting beside the pine trees

 

gentle rain
life still blooming
on fallen trees

© Xenia Tran

 

a tree stump covered in moss and surrounded by brown fern

 

close-up shot a tree stump covered in moss and surrounded by brown fern

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/80 s, ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/60 s, ISO 200 and f/3.2, 1/80 s, ISO 200.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Gentle

 

Wordless Wednesday: Anticipation

 

close up shot of a swan from behind, his head and neck under water

 

close up shot of a swan from behind, his head and neck emerging from the water

 

close up shot of a cob (male swan) from behind, his head and neck freshly emerged from the water

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 800 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 1250.

 

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday: Watching the Pond

 

a black-headed gull balancing on a weathered post beside a pond

 

a black-headed gull balancing on a weathered post beside a pond

 

a black-headed gull balancing on a weathered post beside a pond

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 640 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 1000.

 

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday: Memories

 

a seal snoozing on a sandbar with a big smile on her face

 

a male seal barking next to a snoozing sleeping seal on a sandbar, a heron stands across the water

 

three grey and white common seals snoozing on a sandbar

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 200, f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 200 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 160.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Memories

Wordless Wednesday

 

Silent Sunday: River Party

 

swan parents with four cygnets and several mallard ducks on the river

 

close up shot of three fully grown cygnets in the river

 

three cygnets with their father in the foreground and a few mallards on the river

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/160 s, ISO 1600 and f/6.3, 1/200 s, ISO 1600.

 

Silent Sunday

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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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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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