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The Fury of a Thousand Suns by Nambroth The Fury of a Thousand Suns by Nambroth
In all of the animal kingdom, there exists one creature whose ire strikes fear into the hearts of any that rest eyes upon it.
Do not anger the mighty hummingbird, for they believe they are greater warriors than the most mighty of eagles, and their anger burns with the fury of a thousand suns.

Also, their language is composed entirely of swear words.

A quick and rough commission for :iconillucian: of a female rufous hummingbird. :)

Corel Painter.

Copyright © 2008 Jennifer Miller- All Rights Reserved, use without permission is prohibited.
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tianithen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually laughed when you said their language is composed on of swear words, think the other people in the computer room might think I'm a bit odd. I love this.
pikachao7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Wasn't the hummingbird one of the patron bird of an Aztec War God?
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful!
AikoAkaNeko Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome XD
Love the description, too =D
Dyshidon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I want a dictionary of our language to theirs. Heh Heh. Great description.
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
heeheheheheh, awesome! :clap:
White-Rain-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student
beautiful ^-^

this sort of reminds me of a part in "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis
brushtail-thegreat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I have Allen's hummingbirds which are closely related to the Rufus, those little monsters fight all day long over the feeder.
DemonLog Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist
I love the color pallet used on this, but I love the description even more. It made me titter hardily, and the illustration itself is simply beautiful. I can easily see the hummingbird's persona being that as described, too!
FreezingHot Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The colors flow so well! Very well done!
asimbonanga Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Yet again, you've made me go "Wow..." and then "LOL!"

I can attest to the composition of their language, having been bold enough to come between them and our hummingbird feeder before. :D
lutrasilvereye Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture, but I'm sorry the description has to be the best of it all!! :XD:
Nezdragon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Swear words. And my dad feeds them... :/
YikYik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Awww!!! It's so totally cute and very pretty! Love the warm colours and the feathery sketchiness! :aww: Great!
Eastern-Star Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Your fantastic artwork has been featured here: [link] :)
Storm--chaser Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Siberian-Christmas Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Hummingbirds, amazing and adorable! I shall call her "Indefatigable."

Now, how to describe the awesomeness of this picture? You have elegantly summed up the power and pride of this tiny, delicate creature. Admirably done!
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's brilliant - and when you see them dive-bomb each other in the garden you totally believe it, too!
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Professional
beautiful tone and detail
copperarabian Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Student Photographer
They are scary XD I now peaple who have been chased for being too close to a nest they didn't see :o
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Heh, fantastic!
BlueWingedCoyote Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Beautiful, I love all the warm colors and the movement. The description was quite humorous as well.
Aoi-kochou Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
colours are great, bird is Amazing!
FlockofFlamingos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I heard that there are actually some hummers that will attack people.
RedDrgn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You speak the truth, for I have seen their wrath and hear their profane language throughout my yard each summer! :D
Yunosh Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :3
SilverSugar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is it the smaller the creature the more violent it is? Hee hee. I love birdies. And yes, their words are all swears... I'm amazed there is another person who knows it. Heh.
rahloo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
ExtremePenguin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
COOOL hummingbird!!! :D :D :D :D
Dvotar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
amazing :D
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist
Pretty, but not the swear words :)
LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Awesome work on this quickie digital painting.

I swear even though we have a hummingbird feeder & 2 big apple trees that bloom in spring...
they are like little airplanes that are CONSTANTLY having aerial battles over the flowers! I love watching them! They're also quite difficult to photograph as well unless they are sitting on the tiniest tree branches.
JordiLupo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Very beautiful :w00t:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*dies laughing*

You know, given these little buggers' sugar intake, I can well imagine that their entire language is comprised of swear words. And that they do indeed take on giants. I have poke-marks on my head after camping trips in Colorado, where they positively swawrm...

Beautifully composed and illuminated, as always. And definitely an insta-fave. :D
ARTBoY-M Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Student Filmographer
sp sweet
DelinquentDog Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can totally believe that (that the hummingbird language is composed entirely of swear words) :D
Michatah Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Very beautiful. I love the colours and the detail. That little hummingbird is so cute ^^
bPAVLICA Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Student Digital Artist
oh god... that pic literary took my breath away. the titel is very beautyful too, and it fitts. the colibry is so realistic, and the sun is... is... wow!
BloodSpill24 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
good job! It's so pretty ^^
plexar37 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LMAO about the swear words language! Where I am we only get ruby-throated hummingbirds, but yeah. They do almost nothing but argue! But they are so fricking KEEOOOT that it's ok!!! X3
purplecatcreatives Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
ROFL! @ language composed entirely of swear words! :) I totally believe it, and needed the laugh, so thank you! ;)
Kelcey Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Oh yes they also create tornadoes. They all get in huge groups and flap their wings together and make them. :ohnoes:

I love the colors and the textures are perfect! :D
SaritaWolff Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
So true; I've seen them take down Bald Eagles. :nod:

As always, amazing picture. The coloring on the head is so beautiful. And shiny. :3
DragenEyez Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
I love the last line about the humming birds. That made me happy.
DSil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Interesting. Nice colors.
Dragonmistral Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
I knew which hummingbird this was with but a quick glance of the thumbnail - you are dead on with this illustration! Another spetacular piece of artwork ^_^
ChroniclerofEchoes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Splendid work, as always. That bit about their language being comprised entirely of profanities is hilarious.
SylverTrinity Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful ^^
Scarlett1313 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
i love hummingbirds. beautiful work! :heart:
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