Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on Standing Cypress. This is the only hummingbird native to Missouri. The standing cypress is usually found more to the Southwest, but the hummingbirds like it, so I plant a bit each year. It is a biennial that only lives for two years and only blooms in the second year.
No tricks or shortcuts with this photo. I just parked by a clump of the Standing Cypress and waited for some action.