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RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

Size: 6.75 X 11.25
Medium: Oil on Belgian Linen
Date: 2007

Exhibited:  2007 Society of Animal Artists' Annual Exhibition at the Wildlife Experience Museum in Parker, Colorado

Artist's Comment"How fast do a hummingbird's wings beat?  The answer is more than 20 times per second.  
           Multiplied by one minute that number soars to 1200.  In one hour a hummingbird may beat its wings a staggering         
72,000 times.  Their rate of energy consumption is legendary.  In this painting a male Rufous Hummingbird has   
 been perching on a limb, resting briefly in the sunshine - before dashing off to refuel on calorie-rich nectar.
          

 















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