Wordless Wednesday: Green Wonder

green budding leaves with a heart-shaped raindrop
macro shot of green budding leaves with a heart-shaped raindrop resting on one leaf

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/100 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday Stills: Show Us Something Green

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wonder

Haiku: Bouncing Light

 

a black headed gull preening himself beside two female mallards on a snow covered river bank

 

preening gull
the light that bounces
in the snow

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of snow on dead branches with starlight in a melting drop

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5 – 1/2000 s – ISO 400 and f/6.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 400.

 

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Depth of Field

Sunday Stills: Unexpectedly Frozen

 

Wordless Wednesday: Winter’s Reflection

Dornoch Firth

 

Winter view across the Dornoch Firth, seen from the West

 

a barn and farmhouse beside birch and pine trees reflected in the water

 

View towards the East along the Dornoch Firth in Winter

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4, 1/200 s, ISO 160, f/4.5, 1/60 s, ISO 200 and f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 400.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #27: My Travels

Sunday Stills: Reflect

 

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

 

Tanka: Lazy Days

 

two swans and four of their seven cygnets in the harbour

 

learning
the colours of water
fanning their wings
soon these cygnets will fly
discover new horizons

© Xenia Tran

 

two swans and four of their seven cygnets in the harbour

 

two swans and four of their seven cygnets in the harbour

Later this week the cygnets will be three months old. Three of them are out of shot, all seven of them are doing really well. They have started to fan and flap their wings.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

This is my 30th contribution of Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2018 with the theme ‘Finding the Way’, where we were invited to contribute one haiku, tanka or haibun per day for thirty days. I contributed fifteen poems at Whippet Wisdom and fifteen poems here at Tranature. To see all thirty contributions together you can click here.

To see the contributions from everyone who took part please see the Carpe Diem link below.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Lazy Days of Summer

 

Haiku: A New Family

 

two ducklings snuggling together on shingle beside a female mallard duck

 

folded in friendship
her duckling, one orphan
a new family

© Xenia Tran

 

two ducklings swimming in the river

The female mallard in the top photograph had lost most of her brood to the crows within a week of hatching and only one duckling survived. She adopted another duckling who had lost all her siblings as well as her mother. The two ducklings are roughly the same age and have become the best of friends.

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/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 250.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Sunday Stills: You’ve got a Friend

 

Haiku: Buttercup

 

macro image of a buttercup in sunlight

 

buttercup
wrapped around a glimpse
from heaven

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of the heart of a buttercup

 

macro shot of the stems at the heart of a buttercup

We wish you all 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/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 160 and f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Macro or Close-up Photography – is there a difference?

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Zing