“If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.”
~ Chinese Proverb

I am blessed to enjoy the visits of a friendly little sunbird that flutters up against my kitchen window early in the mornings. Flies and gnats that have gathered there are quickly devoured giving him strength for the coming day.
Tiny wings beat so fast they appear to be just a blur of movement through the windows glass pane. He suddenly disappears….. just as quickly as he appeared, he departs, onto his next serving of breakfast.
I was lucky enough to capture this little fellow in a friend’s garden. Although not ‘my’ wee sunbird, he was just as charming and very considerate to sit still long enough for me to get this shot.

Photography & Artwork
by Holly Kempe ©


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Inspired by the vast outback, pristine coastline and flora and fauna of Australia, Holly adds her creative touch to photographs taken in her travels around this wonderous country.

Holly’s work talks in colours and peace and shows a great appreciation and respect for life.~ Angela
Love the simplicity and composition …great colours too! ~ Robert
An excellent eye for strong, simple graphics. ~ Karen


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  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    This is exceptional Holly! Just a wonderful capture, beautiful composition and colors!

  • Thank you Joanne. If you leave a piece of rope suspended somewhere around your house they will build a pendulum nest around it – quiet amazing to see.

    – Holly Kempe

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichover 5 years ago

    I love the piece you wrote to accompany this simply stunning image, Holly. What incredible colours, and thoughtful framing. I hope you are going to print and frame this one. What a great cover for a calendar of exotic birds, too.

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot, great colors

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyover 5 years ago

    nice one mq

  • richiedean
    richiedeanover 5 years ago

    He’s a little bit spectacular, completing the primary colour chart ………….. :))

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerover 5 years ago

    a beautiful image Holly

  • Jennie Anderson
    Jennie Andersonover 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous bird and superb capture

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 5 years ago

    This must be so cool.. What a beauty.. Great work Holly..

  • mentaldragon
    mentaldragonover 5 years ago

    very nice color and composition :)

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 5 years ago

    exceptional presentation Holly, very well done

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