With the advantage of so many people taking pictures in our day there are a lot of hummingbird photos showing their wings out stretched and perfectly visible. But in real life, one never sees the wings when in motion, they appear as a blur. Only when the hummer is perched can the little folded wings be seen. Youtube has some pretty fascinating presentations showing how many times the wings actually beat. One can hear the buzz of those fast moving wing even before seeing the little bird.
I used these thoughts in drawing the hummingbird's moving wings.
|Round 'barrel like' cactus with wreath of delicate pink flowers crowning top.|
|Hummingbird and Fuchsia|
This drawing with two hummingbirds looks like the male and female cooperate jointly in hatching and raising the young but actually the female does all the work alone.