Tanka: Quiet Falls

(For Joe)

a great blue heron wading through a tidal lagoon

quiet falls
where you once stood
a great blue heron
pauses to feed
beside his own reflection

© Xenia Tran

haikuKATHA Issue 16, February 2023

close up of a great blue heron standing beside a seaweed-covered breakwater at low tide

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a blessed and peaceful 2023.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #160

CFFC: Feathers

Silent Sunday: Between Lagoon and Sea

redshank snoozing and sunning on tidal sands
two redshank by the water's edge of a tidal lagoon

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday, a happy Saint David’s Day to our friends in Wales and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60, Settings: f/5 – 1/400 s – ISO 100, f/6.5 – 1/320 s – ISO 200 and f/5.6 – 1/160 s – ISO 100.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #86: Change Your Perspective

Sunday Stills: Photographing Near and Far

Silent Sunday: Looking Lovely

Redshank

a redshank preening in the shallows by the sandbar
a redshank looking splendid in the sun after a good preen

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5 – 1/250 s – ISO 200 and f/6.5 – 1/200 s – ISO 200.

Silent Sunday

Sue’s Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Aesthetically Appealing

Word of the Day Challenge: Lovely