Hummers – sketches & photo: First Friday Art

Today I’m sharing pencil sketches I did of hummers in action. I’m also including a photo of a hummingbird hovering over a border planting in a garden. These very active birds are difficult to capture with a pencil or a lens.

Hummers in action

Did you know their heart can beat faster than 1,200 beats per minute? However, when food is scarce hummingbirds go into torpor, which is similar to hibernation. Their heart rate drops to as low as 50 beats per minute. Hummers are amazing birds!

Hummingbird 14Aug2016

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13 thoughts on “Hummers – sketches & photo: First Friday Art

  1. Lovely artwork and great photo! Luckily, they’re territorial, so I keep going back to same flowers to practice capturing this one male—he’s really fast! My other challenge is trying to focus on the hummingbird and not just the flowers, as he gets blurred out when I do that.

    • Thanks! Yes, it’s challenging to get the focus right, especially when they suddenly dart out of your field of view. 😁

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