Have you ever waited for an opportunity to take a picture of a hummingbird? I see so many wonderful pictures and I find that the person who took the picture must have spent a lot of time...just waiting. I've watched National Geographic and when they show how the pictures were actually taken...I think that the photographer must be a very patient person. Of course they are the pros and we are amateurs. The other evening I was sitting and watching 3 or 4 hummers flying to the feeder and then dipping and swirling back to the Ash tree. I thought, "What a great time to take some pictures." Ran in to get my camera and came back out and waited for the best shot. I waited and waited. Two of them dashed in and left as soon as I got the camera ready. This happened several times. I decided to put the camera down and give up. Joe came out and said that he would get me a good picture. The birds continued dipping and diving and swirling about. He was showing frustration. but he was determined. I mentioned the beautiful puffy clouds that were forming...maybe we should take cloud pictures. He kept at it...tongue between his lips... concentrating. (I think he wanted to show me that he could do it. Finally, after a couple of snaps...he got his shot. The picture above is the only one with a bird in it. There have been many wonderful pictures on various blogs, but this is his picture and he asked when I was going to post it. Well, here it is.I don't think it will grace the pages of National Geographic any time soon, but it's good enough for my post today....and the only picture of a hummingbird for us this year.