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

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Anticipation

Haiku: Winter Greeting

close up shot of icicles handing from fallen branches across the flowing burn

icicles bow
towards the tumbling burn
namasté

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of icicles hanging from fallen branches across the flowing burn

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/200 s, ISO 100.

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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.

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

Haiku: Autumn Air

 

a stream flowing through the glen below pine trees, heather and ferns

 

green to gold
in a world of treasures
autumn air

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of golden ferns with a shimmer of green still showing

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/60 s, ISO 125.

 

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fall

 

Haiku: Clouds and Waves

 

View across Moray Firth from the pine-clad shore

 

returning
the spirit inside, between clouds
waves of laughter

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of waves rolling towards the shore

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr..

Settings: f/5, 1/1000 s, ISO 160 and f/3.5, 1/2000, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #49: Clouds and Waves by Rabindranath Tagore

 

Wordless Wednesday: As the Tide Rolls in

 

adult and young oystercatchers on shingle

 

young oystercatchers taking flight as the tide covers the shingle

 

young oystercatchers flying above the waves

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 125, f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO 125 and f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #9: Action

Wordless Wednesday

 

Tan Renga: Morning Sun

 

macro shot of raindrops on curved leaves

 

morning sun
the twinkle of stars
still in the dew                                         © Jane Reichhold

jewels on stems, leaves
see how far I’ve travelled                      © Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of rain drops on a stem and curled, thin leaves

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a Tan Renga with the given haiku by Jane Reichhold (1937-2016). A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two poets. It looks very similar to a Tanka, but a Tanka is written by one poet.

I created the second stanza as if Jane is speaking from the other side.

 

We wish you all a blessed Monday and a magical new week.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/100 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 Lens.

 

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