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Sea Hummingbirds (and Bee Sharks)








On September 9, Em imagines sea hummingbirds for her sister Tammy:

Maybe you can start a whole new genealogy. The sea hummingbirds, who have scales instead of feathers, and both lungs and gills

Here is a sea hummingbird:

Sea Hummingbird

And--unrelated to this day in Pen Pal-- some time ago I also promised a picture of a bee shark for Benjanun Sriduangkaew, @bees_ja on Twitter:

Bee Shark





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queenoftheskies
Sep. 9th, 2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
I love the sea hummingbird! So brilliant! So beautiful!
asakiyume
Sep. 9th, 2014 04:29 pm (UTC)
:D

Yay!
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asakiyume
Sep. 9th, 2014 04:30 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you like him!
aefenglommung
Sep. 9th, 2014 01:50 pm (UTC)
"All nautical pride we laid aside
and we ran the vessel ashore
on the Gulliby Isles where the Poo-poo smiles
and the rubbily Ub-dugs roar.
And we sat on the edge of a sandy ledge
and we shot at the whistling bee-ee-ee
and the cinnamon bats wore waterproof hats
as they dipped in the shiny sea."

-- The Walloping Window Blind
asakiyume
Sep. 9th, 2014 04:30 pm (UTC)
NOW I MUST DRAW A CINNAMON BAT.

I will need to rub the paper with cinnamon.
(no subject) - scallywag195 - Sep. 9th, 2014 07:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
osprey_archer
Sep. 9th, 2014 01:53 pm (UTC)
Sea hummingbird! ZOMG that is beautiful.
asakiyume
Sep. 9th, 2014 04:31 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad you like it.
oiktirmos
Sep. 9th, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC)
So creative.
asakiyume
Sep. 9th, 2014 04:32 pm (UTC)
Surrounded by creative folks!
yamamanama
Sep. 9th, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful.
Hummingbirds already look like they have scales.

I want to paint a macaw for Emma to finish.
asakiyume
Sep. 9th, 2014 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they do already look like they have scales. They're maybe more dinosaur-like, or at last, lizard-like, than many birds.

If you do do that collaboration, take photos!
(no subject) - yamamanama - Sep. 9th, 2014 05:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
ashlyme
Sep. 9th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)
I love your sea bestiary. <3
asakiyume
Sep. 9th, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
sovay
Sep. 9th, 2014 03:17 pm (UTC)
Here is a sea hummingbird

YAY.

a bee shark

YAY.
asakiyume
Sep. 9th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
The yays have it!

Also you should maybe check out this Betty the Shark EP, which I found searching on shark-and-bee music. So far I like all the songs (I've listened to three).
cucumberseed
Sep. 9th, 2014 03:37 pm (UTC)
They're lovely!
asakiyume
Sep. 9th, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thx ^_^
sartorias
Sep. 9th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Those are lovely! Especially the top one.
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2014 03:58 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like them!
dark_phoenix54
Sep. 9th, 2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
BEE SHARK!!! Oh no! It bites AND stings! (does it pollinate sea cucumbers?)
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2014 03:59 am (UTC)
It pollinates ALL the sea plants!
scallywag195
Sep. 9th, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
I love the bee shark best. It is really cute.

One time for a crazy orienteering meet I dressed up as a bee. I rented a bee costume and put yellow and black stripes on my face and neck. (A tour bus filled with tourists saw me at a stop light while I was driving to the meet. They all pointed at me from their windows)

I was a roving control which meant I got to buzz all over the place in section of forest about 30' x 30' and people running the race had to tag me to get their control card punched. I think I got more running done at that meet than any of the others where I had been a participant.
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
You were like the golden snitch! You were like a human ball! I can just *bet* you got more running done!
mnfaure
Sep. 9th, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
A bee-shark! What a terrfic, wacky combination.

I love how graceful the sea-hummingbird looks.
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
I wish I could find a way to combine shark and bee that wasn't just adding bee colors to a shark....
heliopausa
Sep. 10th, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
Oh, lovely -- the hummingbird especially! :)
(and have you seen this? http://www.inewidea.com/2014/09/09/65752.html)
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2014 03:57 am (UTC)
That light-spitting fish is astonishing. There are so many marvels in this world! Thank you so much for that (I love his bewildered looking face--I realize he always looks that way, even when he hasn't just swallowed a bioluminescent crustacean, but still!
khiemtran
Sep. 10th, 2014 08:34 am (UTC)
I was about to say that your sea hummingbird reminds me of a weedy sea dragon, but then I noticed you had one in your icon already...
asakiyume
Sep. 10th, 2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
Weedy sea dragons are so fabulous-seeming--in the sense of, they look like a mythical beast.
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