Sonels Photo Challenge: Feathers


Tranquility

First the enhanced photo.  I uploaded the original photo to Snapseed, a free photo editing tool to sharpen the original a tad then I used a bright filter to add drama.  I then uploaded this image to Pics art where you can do lots of funky things, but I mainly use it for borders and special effects when I want to add atmosphere and also if I want to create montages or multi-photos in one frame as yesterday’s post. I used a vignette, a Bokeh24 mask and border 23. I hope you enjoy the result,

Here’s the original taken in a nature reserve in Northamptonshire.  Which do you prefer?

Swan at Ringstead

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Ese’s weekly shoot and quote challenge:Silence


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Waters’ gleam
Charcoal silhouettes dream;
Mellow scene;
Tangerine ripples,
Heavenly sparkles.

Shadows darken,
Silence harkens
A winter lullaby.

Swans glide
Like ghostly galleons;
Coots roost,
Owls hoot;
Nature’s curtain falls,
Memories are caught
In the dream
Catcher’s web.

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A-Z writing challenge, ‘U’ Undulating experience


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Quiet backwater,
Contemplates,
Undulates, waiting
For enchanted admirers
Who seek tranquillity.

As dreams unfold,
Nature’s story is told,
Larks chorus,
Wood pigeon’s purr,
Swans drifting
Waiting for waters to stir.
Red Admirals flirt
With nectar rich flaura,
Honey bees
Seek wild Primula.

Swan dreams


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Sun’s  rays  warms  her  feathers.
Snug and safe she dreams of
Lazy days on the canal,
weaving around boats, proudly
escorting her signets to
comfy reed beds to rest.

Swan


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Gliding graceful gift Whispering willows wane Pure preened plumes spiral spin sweep Gigantic gusts Ascending soaring recitative