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More Hummingbird Art

I think Hummingbirds are one of the most spectacular wonders in nature. I had the pleasure of being visited several times by these tiny energetic birds while sitting in my backyard. Ever since I saw the first one I've been eagerly awaiting each summer hoping one will pay me another visit. It's hard to contemplate that something so tiny travels so many hundreds, some even thousands of miles each year to reach their destination.

The artwork shown here is somewhat a first for me. It's my first digital painting made in a vector graphics program, and it's the first wildlife painting I attempted to give an abstract flair. I used only flat color to convey a contemporary, modern look and feel of this Ruby Throated hummingbird hovering around large blue flowers.

Hummingbird Gifts

In addition to prints, my hummingbird art can be purchased online on a variety of products and gift items such as mugs, mousepads, clocks and keychains from Zazzle

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Hummingbird Facts

Not only are these tiny wonders small with acrobatic feats, but they are very active, spending most of their time feeding to fuel the energy needed to keep them on the move. To converve energy at night they go into a type of hibernation called torpid.

Most hummingbird species are non migratory, residing in tropical and subtropical regions but some species migrate at great distances without stopping to rest. The Ruby Throated hummingbird for example travels 600 miles across the Gulf of Mexico non stop to reach its destination in Canada and other parts of North America. To prepare for such a long journey the migratory hummingbird stores a layer of fat equal to half its body weight.

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