Description The true albino hummingbird is incredibly rare. It has pink eyes, feet, and beak. An Albino Hummingbird has a rare genetic mutation that prevents the formation of any dark pigment. This recessive gene only shows up if the bird inherits the gene from both parents. In addition to the infrequency of both parents carrying the recessive gene, the survival of migrating white hummingbirds is very precarious. It is theorized that the white feathers are much too visible to predators and tend to be brittle, which hinders the strenuous challenge of migration. Consequently, the chances of albino hummingbirds mating are extremely small. All Hummingbirds are truly a marvel of nature. Their spectacular beauty and interesting behavior is unrivaled. Beating its wings at a rate of 70 times per second, the hummingbird is the only bird that can fly forwards, backwards, upside down and hover in place. Hummingbirds eat twice a day to sustain their incredible energy needs. The hummingbird in this image is feeding on a pink gaura flower.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries.
About the Artist: Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz) is the pseudonym he uses for his visual art, writing, poetry, and video creations; initially, the name came about by his direct approach on subjects that focus on humanitarian issues that impact our world today. He's known to call a spade a spade.
In the late 1950’s, Spadecaller’s formal training in traditional oil painting techniques commenced. He was eight years old, when he started private painting lessons. Through considerable personal sacrifice, his mother, who has since passed away, nurtured his artistic talents and provided him with many of the tools and circumstances to launch his creative journey. Memories of art exhibitions in New York City that his mother introduced him to continue to motivate his quest for excellence. Spadecaller attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71), and during the 70's up until the late 80's, he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. As a realist painter, he strives to capture the beauty of nature and the soul of humankind. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, he turned to creating digital hand painted images, mixed media and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that he had once found in oils.
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