Coffee is a staple of Kona in Hawaii and these Java Sparrows are having fun bouncing around on its slender branches.
I wanted these birds to look like they are all over the place: looking up, looking forward and upside-down. That's how the Java Sparrow acts, always on the move, searching for something edible or entertaining. The coffee cherry may look tasty, but it's not what we use to make our morning cuppa joe. Coffee farms peel off the cherry to get to the seed within. After lots of preparation, toasting and so forth, our precious coffee bean is ready to pulverize and brew. Too much work for these three Javas, they'll soon be onto their next adventure!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.