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Monday, July 12, 2010

Sap Stealer: Rufous Hummingbird # 44



A rufous hummingbird is stealing sap from a sapsucker's seep. For more about this be sure and go to my blog.

My goal is to capture how delicate a hummingbird is and the whirr of its wings. I considered including lots of foliage and branches. This branch is tucked inside a dense willow, but I decided to keep the focus on the bird and the branch. I wanted to capture the detail without getting too tight.

Watercolor.

2 comments:

IrinaSztukowski said...

I love that wings are not painted completely. It gives the bird a lot of expression and a good HUMM. Thanks, Irina (www.IrinaSztukowski.com)

Teri C said...

I love the way you did the wings and also ove the idea of the hummer stealing the food.