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“Clouds of insects danced and buzzed in the golden autumn light, and the air was full of the piping of the song-birds. Long, glinting dragonflies shot across the path, or hung tremulous with gauzy wings and gleaming bodies.”
~ Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

A dragonfly with outstretched wings resting briefly on a cycad leaf.

“Wings of Crystal”
Photography & Artwork
by Holly Kempe ©

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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  • Brittany Schneider
    Brittany Schne...almost 7 years ago

    great catch, was there any rainbow in his wings in the original or did you take it in B+W?

  • Hi Brittany – thank you for your comment…I converted the original to b&w…the sun was quiet bright so sorry to say I didn’t catch a rainbow! :)

    – Holly Kempe

  • Brittany Schneider
    Brittany Schne...almost 7 years ago

    Beautiful none the less. B+W makes him more quiet and still… something bug don’t usually pull off very well!

  • GlennB
    GlennBalmost 7 years ago

    I like the BW treatment – plus the comp is great!

  • Hagen
    Hagenalmost 7 years ago


  • kcranmer
    kcranmeralmost 7 years ago

    Excellent macro and the mono works well!

  • Alison Edge
    Alison Edgealmost 7 years ago

    Incredible shot – such clarity!

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful Holly, those wings are divine, and love the lines in the leaf beneath him!
    Wonderful image :)

  • Katewah
    Katewahalmost 7 years ago

    Almost metallic – great shot, Holly.

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...almost 7 years ago

    Nice frame Holly!

  • justineb
    justinebalmost 7 years ago

    Perfect capture, how did you get him so still!

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