Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual


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I see you through the window, landing on our neighbour’s roof. There is still a bit of down from when you were born with eyes wide open. I wish you a long and happy life my friend. Your parents will be back soon with some fish. Very soon, your muscles will be strong enough for you to spread those wings and find your own place by the sea.

first feathers
reach towards the blue sky
spirit calling

Β© Xenia Tran


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With love,
Eivor xxx


It is unusual for me take photographs of seagull chicks, as I do no want to cause them or their parents any alarm. It is also unusual for me to take photographs through our window. On this occasion it seemed a great opportunity to capture images of our feathered neighbours without disturbing them. Eivor had watched me watch the chick with great interest and asked to go out to have a look from our garden. He has seen many seagulls nest on the roofs around us. He seems as much in awe as I am, about how fast they learn and grow.

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/400 s.


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Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

55 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual”

  1. Ohhhhh…..I wish you could have heard the audible amazed ohhhhhh that came out of my lips when I scrolled down and saw the photo of the wings outstretched. FABULOUS! Wonderful words too…
    Thanks so much for participating! πŸ™‚ You not only gave us a peek through your window, you gave us a peek into the wonders of nature! πŸ™‚

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  2. My first thought when I saw that beautiful photo: “Ah, birds!” My second thought when I saw that beautiful photo: “No Eivor and Pearl?” Then, Eivor. Wonderful photos, Xenia. Eivor, you are so very gentle.

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    1. Thank you Pauline, they truly are! We love the seagulls around us and they all have their own personalities which already begin to show at a few weeks old β˜ΊπŸ’œ


  3. i’ve literally read 10’s of thousands
    of poems in the last few years
    and what i find
    in my own
    measure of
    poetic greatness
    is when i can’t
    remember if i
    ‘liked’ the poem..
    in other
    i am carried
    away so far in Heaven theNow
    i forget to ‘think’ to press a button..
    lesSon lEarned so long ago.. never let
    a button replace a heART..
    Yes.. i had to
    come back
    and double check..
    as always literally
    in heART a treasure
    to visit you.. Xenia..:)

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    1. Being carried away so far in Heaven is so beautiful it will always feel FReED from buttons my FRiEnD πŸ˜‰πŸ’œ Sending you sMiles across the miles and I will swing by your blog over the weekend to read β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

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