Haiku: Pigeon Greeting

 

close up shot of a blue pigeon in evening light

 

evening light
a pigeon greets us
by the river

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of a blue pigeon leaning forward in evening light

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 800.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close Up or Macro

 

Tanka: Into the World

 

 

newly hatched
brimming with a lust for life
a cygnet
swimming beside his father
spring’s first hello

© Xenia Tran

 

 

at home
in the water, on land
a cygnet grows
strong wings, white feathers
autumn’s first farewell

© Xenia Tran

 

 

The most spirited and independent of the seven cygnets has flown the nest and we wish him well on his new journey.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 160; f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 100; f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 320; f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100; f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 125 and f/6.3, 1/160 s, ISO 400.

 

Carpe Diem #1556: Fleeting Autumn (yuki aki)

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Things with Wings

 

Haiku: Two Sparrows

 

a female sparrow hanging on to a birdfeeder with seed in her beak

 

love eternal
around the suet feeder
autumn leaves

© Xenia Tran

 

a male and female sparrow hanging off a birdfeeder, eating from suet balls

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 125 and f/2.8, s/125 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

 

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: Today’s Gift

 

a seagull with a crab in his beack looking straight at the camera

 

today’s gift
a crab in the gull’s beak
flying home

© Xenia Tran

 

a seagull flies over the water with a crab in his beak, while four seals slumber on a sandbar

The gull carried the crab to his partner at the end of the sandbar.

We wish you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.

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

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Skill

 

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.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Comfort

 

Haiku: Feeding Time

 

close up of three wigeon feeding on seaweed at low tide

 

gentle surf
chimes at ebb tide
dinner’s here

© Xenia Tran

 

a female wigeon feeding on seaweed in the low surf

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/320s, ISO 100 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 125.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Terri’s Sunday Stills: It’s Time

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Chime