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'sComment: "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.