Tim Zurowski is a photographer based in Canada, who specialises in photographing birds. His intense attention to the smallest creatures is what drew me to his work on Shutterstock, and I loved every minute of painting this little humming bird, recapturing its beauty.
In an email, Tim said "I have been at nature photography (primarily birds) since 1980 and have been published in hundreds of books, magazines, calendars, etc. Now I am retired and basically just do it for fun and enjoyment."
I encourage you to head over to his website to see more of his incredible photographs here.