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

 

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

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trio

 

Haiku: Effervescent

 

mallard ducks and ducklings enjoying a splash in the river

 

side by side
the sound of ducks splashing
summer jazz

© Xenia Tran

 

mallard ducks and ducklings enjoying a splash in the river

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/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 500 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 640.

 

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Rag Tag Daily Prompt #71: Effervescent

 

Haibun: Life on the River

 

ducks, ducklings on a tidal island in the river with a goosander, swans and cygnets swimming by

 

The water is still very low at low tide after a long hot Summer. Mallards and ducklings swim in the remaining flow, others climb on to islands of stones in the river. A seagull chick on the opposite bank watches the ducks. His parents are higher up, keeping an eye on their offspring. The goosander, who normally likes her own space, joins the others when swans return.

a warm sky
salmon are waiting downstream
for rain to come

© Xenia Tran

 

ducks, ducklings and a goosander on a tidal island in the river with swans and cygnets swimming by

 

ducks, ducklings and a goosander on a tidal island in the river with swans and cygnets swimming by

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.

 

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Rag Tag Daily Prompt #63: Challenge

 

Tanka: Silver and Gold

 

 

a female goosander swimming against the flow in a tidal river

 

painted
by the sun, moon and stars
a goosander
swimming against the tide
her home, the river

© Xenia Tran

 

a female goosander standing in the shallows of a tidal river

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/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 250 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 250.

 

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Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Gold

 

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Cygnets

 

seven cygnets swimming down the river

 

seven cygnets in a circle on the river close to the grassy bank

 

close up of three cygnets swimming in the river

We wish you all a very happy Wednesday and a happy 4th July to all our friends in the USA.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5, 1/250 s, ISO 100 and f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 125.

 

Wordless Wednesday

 

Wordless Wednesday: Six Weeks Old

 

a swan family with cygnets, the cob has his head and neck underwater

 

swan family with seven cygnets and six mallard ducks

 

swan family with seven feeding cygnets and five mallard ducks

The cygnets are now six week old and growing fast. The warm weather has helped them find plenty of food in the river.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

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