Hummingbird Carving

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Project by Dwight Magee posted 02-17-2017 12:27 AM 819 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, here is a carving I completed of ruby throat male and female hummingbirds. The birds are carved from basswood as well as the morning glories and stump. The leaves and I are constructed from brass sheet and rod. Everything is then painted with acrylics and sealed.

-- ~ Dwight

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 12:40 AM

That is beautiful…....Stunning. You did a GREAT job there…...WOW

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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Dwight Magee

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 12:56 AM

Thank you so much for your kind words Kelster58, they are greatly appreciated.
~ Dwight

-- ~ Dwight

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 02:39 AM

I am speechless….this is truly great work. I love the Ruby Throated Hummingbird and feed them every year. Yours are so realistic and alive

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#4 posted 02-17-2017 03:58 AM

A very nice and beautiful piece of fantastic artwork …. hummers are my favorite little guys ….. and you captured them tremendously ….....GREAT JOB :<))


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#5 posted 02-17-2017 05:20 AM

Truly exceptional carving!
We have a lot of hummingbirds around here but they move so fast it it difficult to see their beauty.

Thanks for sharing your work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 02-17-2017 11:44 AM

Absolutely AMAZING, those are beautiful

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#7 posted 02-17-2017 03:12 PM

I am total jaw dropping mode here! That is truly one of the best pieces of art that I have seen on this website. You have a talent that can not be taught!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#8 posted 02-17-2017 03:44 PM

You are a true artist!

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#10 posted 02-17-2017 05:16 PM

Wow! very very nice, exceptional work, well done!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#11 posted 02-17-2017 05:50 PM


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Dwight Magee

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#12 posted 02-17-2017 06:22 PM

Wow so many comments. Thank you all so much for the kind posts your response is truly amazing, and your kind words are overwhelming…thank you everyone.

-- ~ Dwight

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#13 posted 02-17-2017 06:25 PM

This is such a beautiful carving. I love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dwight Magee

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#14 posted 02-17-2017 06:29 PM

Thank you so much helluvawreck, I appreciate your dropping by and posting suck a kind comment.


-- ~ Dwight

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#15 posted 02-17-2017 06:54 PM


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