Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Dr. Harold Eugene Edgerton
    born: Fremont, Nebraska, United States ; died: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States ; active: United States
  • Hummingbird, 1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 34.6 x 27.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 5/8 x 10 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Young
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0004

Black-and-white image of a hummingbird in mid-air. The background is black, and the bird is in the lower portion of the image, slightly toward the left side. The bird has multi-colored feathers and its wings are spread out. There is a flat object in the bottom right corner of the image, and the bird appears to be landing on this object, which resembles a tray or plate.