Friday, June 10, 2011

Love Those Wild Things!!


It has been crazy here today with hummer action galore! The big feeder was empty by 11 am and Jerry just filled it again! I'm sure the others are all in need of filling tonight. I tried to get some snaps, but they are just way too fast. There's courting, mating, territory guarding, fledging and rowdy fun happening all around the yard. They can't wait for the Butterfly Bushes to bloom! I've seen dozens testing out the unopened buds today. Here's a shot of the back of my house. There are at least five little cuties in this picture. 


Of course, I just had to sketch one for my drawing everyday post. I tried to get an unusual position for this one, but I'm not too sure how successful it is. Hummingbirds wings actually move in a figure eight pattern and I've tried to portray that here. As everyone knows, they certainly don't look like any other bird in flight!

7 comments:

  1. I'll be over when the Butterfly Bushes bloom! Nice sketch.

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  2. I think you captured this guy beautifully!!! You're so lucky to have all that hummingbird action. We're lucky to see two or three all season long. I can't even imagine having that much activity going on at one time.

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  3. Oh how I would love to sit in your yard. I waited out in the yard for an hour today and didn't spot any.
    Great sketches!

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  4. Thanks for the feedback ladies! The action is quite a distraction and a great excuse to just sit back and enjoy the show. Please come join me any time! Jennifer, your garden is so beautiful and inviting, I'm sure you have many little ones hiding in there.

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  5. Do you have any suggestions or tips on capturing these guys in flight as you do?

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  6. I just try to get the gesture down in as few strokes as possible. I fill in the details from memory or use photos (often times blurry, but that's OK). Like everything else, the more I do it, the easier it gets.

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  7. Uh oh.......you rely on memory for details? I may have problems with that....ha ha ha. Must give it a try!!! :-D

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