So the assignment for this week was the colors of summer and we are delighted with the wonderful photos you sent.

It was a true photographic effort to capture the hummingbird in full flight - those wings beat so fast that even the fasted camera has a hard time capturing the little birds.

There were several notable photos that didn't win, but you should find in the photo gallery online. Like the one of the lightning strike on Folly Beach and the full rainbow. But it was the nature photos that struck us as the most beautiful. How can you beat that alligator eye in the midst of all that red and green. 

Your next assignment: Biking around. Show us your bicycles, bike paths or just your kids doing their fun stunts. It's such nice weather to bike around, especially later in the day when it (sort of) cools off. 

The rules: Send your best photo to by noon Thursday. Include your name, town and where the photo was taken. If you want your photo to be eligible to run in the newspaper it must be at least 1,500 pixels and not have a commercial watermark.

On Fridays, we first announce the editors’ pick of the week at and publish an online gallery. We also declare a topic for the next week.

On Sunday, the photo pick of the week will appear in this section, Life.

All photos submitted also will be considered for publication in The Post and Courier’s yearly magazine, My Charleston.

We reserve the right to not publish any photo for any reason.