Wordless Wednesday: Flowers in the Detail

close up shot of forget-me-not flowers
macro shot of forget-me-not open flowers and buds

Thank you for all your good wishes before we went on our Summer break, we hope you all enjoyed your week too!

I’ll be catching up on my reader and wish you all a wonderful Wednesday!

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100, f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/4.5 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #54: Detail

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close-Up of Flowers

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in July (Y4) – refulgent, nuances

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Gratitude

Haiku: Tranquility

rear view of the head and neck of a mallard drake, his feathers shimmering in the sun

tranquility
a mallard duck basking
in the sun

© Xenia Tran

close up profile head shot of a male mallard duck, his feathers shimmering in the sun

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160.

Carpe Diem #1638: Tranquil

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Sunshine

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in April Y4 (resplendent, alluring)

Haiku: A Drop of Bliss

macro shot of rain drops inside young green leaves

water falls
between growing leaves
the pure land

© Xenia Tran

macro shot of rain drops inside young green leaves

Wishing you 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/3.5 – 1/80 s – ISO 200 and f/3.5 – 1/125 s – ISO 200.

We are delighted that the above haiku has been included in the Haiku Foundation’s EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2019. Our haiku Celtic Mist and Garden Buddha are also included. A very big thank you to Jim Kacian and all at the Haiku Foundation who helped put this project together.

Carpe Diem #1622: Kumano Kodo … CD Imagination

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick A Word In March Y4 (inversion, circuitous)

Wordless Wednesday: The Giving Tree

close up of a dead tree offering life to vine, lichen, mosses and more
close up of a dead tree offering life to vine, lichen, mosses and more
A dead tree offering life to vine, lichen, mosses and more

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 200, f/2.8 – 1/50 s – ISO 200 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 400.

Wordless Wednesday

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in January Y4 – Lofty

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Balance

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Growth

Silent Sunday: The Look of Love

a pen (female swan) swimming in the river in evening light
a pen and cob swimming past each other on the river
swan parents swimming closely past each other on the river

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 400, f/6.3 – 1/320 s – ISO 500 and f/6.3 – 1/320 s – ISO 400.

Silent Sunday

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in January Y4 – Scintillating

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

 

Everyday Cygnet Moments

 

 

two cygnets standing in shallow water near the harbour wall

 

 

a cygnet pruning her feathers while standing in the shallows

 

a side-on view of a cygnet pruning her feathers

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 250 and f/5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 400.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Moments

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scene

Pick a Word in August Thursday Photo Challenge: Submerged