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Swamp Milkweed Nectarbird by windfalcon Swamp Milkweed Nectarbird by windfalcon
Swamp Milkweed Nectarbird
Bibinectarium asclepias

One of the most decorative of the Nectarbirds, the Swamp Milkweed Nectarbird is nearly indistinguishable from its native foliage when nestled among Swamp Milkweed blooms. These nectarbirds have a very small and narrow tongue, to feed on each individual, tiny blossom without damaging the plant as a whole. Bees sometimes mistake this Nectarbird's head plumage as actual flowers, and usually end up snatched up as a snack by its quick beak.


Acrylic on illustration board, 8X10 inches
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Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is magnifique!!!!!! :faint:
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sooo pretty :)
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astercrow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   General Artist
love this! so creative :7
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yurionna Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's so beautiful... and a splendid concept too! :love:
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DrimmsyDra Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Oh... awesome!
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Beautiful and great idea! :aww:
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WolfySM Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
I wish you could make some tutorials <3 you art are adorable!
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OpalLilly Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just amazing..
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WendyLynn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love all the different purples!
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Fernear Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I love your work so much. Your pieces are so anatomically correct and the fantastical elements you add in are just great. I'm always inspired when I see your new stuff :)
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You've been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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silverxtippedxrose Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting how you're combining birds with flowers. I do a similar thing, but not with birds ^^
I love the creativity within this stuff.
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BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student General Artist
so beautiful!
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TheCrimsonCrow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Wow, this is very pretty!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
WOW!!!
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Jessy189 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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9LivesVixen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!
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sapphire-shadows Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
That's absolutely beautiful <3
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, I loooove the colors! It's gorgeous!! :heart:
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jan3ll3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
so pretty! <3 i love the purple (:
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful feather work.
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kubi1925 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
excellent !
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Wolf-Daughter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful colors. So realistic. I love your work.
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hanahleyah Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
WOW Brenda that is beautiful!!!! you are soooo talented.
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ikarus-exe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, I just love the colors! I'm a little biased cause purple's my favorite but... STILL. The bird is very cute. I definitely want one.
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So lovely! Your recent pieces seem to have an extra amount of life in them too :)
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JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow I love love love this!
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H3llzAng3l Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! I :heart: the colours! Amazing job:)
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Amriah Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Beautiful as always. =)
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
great!!!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
wonderful :worship:
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charfade Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Artist
wow, this is just gorgeous! Love these colors!
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LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Just beautiful! I haven't played too much with that technique and now I want to play with it more! Fantastic results!
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Philluppus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   General Artist
loving it, like your work before, your styl and coloruse is stunning,

Phill
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Fraxuur Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful!

I love it!
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MoonlightGuardianOwl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail and colour is amazing! truly beautiful!
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Impson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Beautiful
I love the purples and greens together.
It's one of my favorite color combinations.
I really love this painting. Just absolutely wonderful :]
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
A definite charmer.
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monkeydoodles Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
You always handle color so beautifully :)
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Gem-of-cali Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a great imagination. Love this. It is so pretty.
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Dani00000 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful!
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
lovely colors details and depth
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