Silent Sunday: Mallard Magic

 

a mallard duck bathing, head first in the river

 

close up of bathing duck resurfacing from the water

 

close up of bathing duck resurfacing from the water

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #21: Splash!

Silent Sunday

 

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: 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: This River

 

 

two male mallard duck splashing in the river, one with outstretched wings

 

two mallards
where love flows eternal
the wind

© Xenia Tran

 

two male mallard ducks splashing in the river, one with outstretched wings

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #17: Just for Fun

 

Tanka: Beech Tree

 

close up of the base of a moss-covered tree trunk with autumn leaves and grass in the foreground

 

piling up
leaves spin and weave
warm blankets
coloured by sunlight
in the wild, October wind

© Xenia Tran

 

beech tree in Autumn colours, branches forming an arch over the woodland path

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 160 and f/5, 1/50 s, ISO 320.

 

Carpe Diem Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Maple Leaves

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #16: Big can be Beautiful too

 

Silent Sunday: Looking Good

 

a herring gull on tidal sands looking straight at the camera

 

close up shot of herring gull preening on tidal sands, rolling waves behind him

 

close up shot of a herring gull on tidal sands in front of rolling waves, one leg raised

 

close up shot of herring gull looking smart after his preening session

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 160.

 

 

Paula’s Thursday Special Pick a Word in October (Y3): Aperture

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fleek

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing or Changeable

Silent Sunday

 

Haiku: Blue Geranium

 

macro shot of a blue geranium in bud with raindrops

 

still they flower
shades of blue with purple veins
a gentle gaze

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of a blue geranium flower with raindrops

We wish you all a peaceful weekend.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/100 s, ISO 125 and f/4.5, 1/80 s, ISO 125 with DMW LC55 Lens.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #11: Small is Beautiful