Silent Sunday: On a Bend in the River

The seven cygnets nesting on our river are ten weeks old today and the first white feathers are beginning to show.

You can see them at one week old in our earlier post Welcome to the World.

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: The Bend

Silent Sunday: Glorious Green

Lochan Uaine

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Sunday Stills: Ageless and Evergreen

Silent Sunday: Happy Reunion

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Word of the Day Challenge: Reunion

Silent Sunday: Wild and Wonderful

Cairngorms National Park

a mountain stream running through a forest in the glen
snow-capped corries seen from the forest in the glen
a mountain stream flowing through the pine forest below the snow-capped mountains

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 125, f/6.3 – 1/1250 s – ISO 720, f/5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 200 and f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 125.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #150: Let’s Get Wild

Silent Sunday: Welcome to the World

a pair of swans with seven one-week old cygnets
close up of two one-week old cygnets on the river
six one-week old cygnets feeding in the river with their mother

It was a true delight to see our local swans with seven one-week old cygnets on the river yesterday.

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5 – 1/320 s – ISO 200, f/5.6 – 1/800 s – ISO 200 and f/5.6 – 1/640 s – ISO 200.

Silent Sunday

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Favourites

Silent Sunday: Magic in the Detail

macro shot of hydrangea lace with raindrops
close up of hydrangea lace resting on leaves and moss
macro shot of hydrangea lace with raindrops
macro shot of hydrangea lace with raindrops

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5.6 – 1/125 s – ISO 320, f/1.8 – 1/4000 s – ISO 640, f/1.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 220, f/3.5 – 1/80 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/100 s – ISO 100.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #146: Focusing on the Details

Silent Sunday: Ageing Gracefully

a red tulip fading into pinks and white
two red tulips fading into pinks and white

The cold nights are helping the early tulips stay a little longer with us than normal and share a beauty at this stage of their cycle we rarely get to see.

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/2000 s – ISO 200 and f/4 – 1/2000 s – ISO 180.

Silent Sunday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Silent Sunday: Light on their Wings

close up of a swan feeding on plants in the pond
a pair of canada geese flying above the river

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/4000 s – ISO 140, f/1.8 – 1/4000 s – ISO 160 and f/7.1 – 1/2000 s – ISO 400.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #144: Taking Flight

Silent Sunday: The Colour of Peace

blue and yellow pansies in the sun
grape hyacinth emerging between daffodil stems

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/6.3 – 1/160 s – ISO 100, f/6.3 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/6.3 – 1/250 s – ISO 100.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #143: Colorful April

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Silent Sunday: Tranquil Sea

two shelducks approaching the beach from the Moray Firth at sunset
a pair of shelducks walking along the southern shore of the Moray Firth at sunset

Wishing you all a blessed Easter,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100, f/1.8 – 1/400 s – ISO 100 and f/1.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #142 : You Pick It (Sunset)

Water Water Everywhere #71

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Tranquil