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Lady Ruby (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)

"Lady Ruby"
Original Acrylic on canvas
11" x 17" 0riginal unframed size


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ABOUT THE PAINTING... "Lady Ruby" is one of the two female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that somehow finds her way back to my place every year for the last few years. Those two females absolutely detest each other at the hummer feeder I set up for them and they constantly dive-bomb each other when feeding. There is a single male Ruby-throat that also visits the feeder and he seems to never have any competition for the fueding ladies. The Hibiscus flower shown is from an old Hibiscus plant here. How these incredibly small creatures find their way back each spring after travelling thousands of miles from their wintering grounds is remarkable.

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