Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 2/9/2011 7:45:43 PM

Fantastic action shot with one of my favorite birds! Love the dof, too!@ Great work, Phyllis!! #1351786

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 2/9/2011 7:51:01 PM

Wow Phyllis this is an amazing capture, love it!!
We do get some Cedar Waxwings, but not near as many as I would like. I haven't been able to capture any yet. #9223808

SaMi Martin level-deluxe 2/9/2011 7:51:40 PM

Wow what a great capture; I don't think we have these around least I have never seen them. #9223810

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 2/9/2011 7:55:35 PM

Amazing this purple fringing... (What the camera again? :) #9223821

Michelle Alton 2/10/2011 3:09:48 AM

Fascinating...perhaps they had all been infested with biting bugs? #9224118

Sarah A. Christian 2/10/2011 3:21:48 AM

What a fantastic capture, Phyllis!!! Absolutely remarkable encounter and photo! Excellent all the way through. #9224147

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 2/10/2011 4:13:30 AM

OMG Phyllis!! Your so lucky! My birdbath is so boring with only morning doves and black birds. What a KILLER shot! Have a blessed day. #9224291

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/10/2011 6:18:59 AM

Wow! Fantastic action! I don't get cedar waxwings...wonder why? #9224529

Karen Slagle 2/10/2011 6:28:44 AM

Fantastic capture, Phyllis. This is too funny. I have only seen Waxwings once and they swooped down all at once on an evergreen tree and picked it clean and off they went, never to be seen again. #9224550

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 2/10/2011 11:14:58 AM

What a amazing capture, Phyllis! I love it! #9225459

Cathy Barrows 2/10/2011 7:29:15 PM

fab #9229439

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/11/2011 7:22:56 PM

Fantastic capture, Phyllis! They ARE beautiful! :-) k #9233648

Dianna Hauf 2/12/2011 5:02:35 PM

These are amazing! I watched and tried to capture a few the other day while they were eating berries. What characters they are! love the image! #9236560

Debra R. Harder 2/13/2011 8:41:08 AM

This is so great, Phyllis! I love the DOF and lighting. Absolutely perfect!! Deb #9237885

Phyllis H. Burchett 2/13/2011 6:44:58 PM

Thanks you guys!!! ☺ #9238862

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 3/7/2011 10:59:15 AM

Love this, Phyllis! #9278311

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 3/20/2011 5:51:08 PM

FUN! Congrats! #9301857

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-deluxe 3/20/2011 5:55:03 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Mary Timman level-deluxe 3/20/2011 6:05:26 PM

Fantastic finalist! Congratulations! #9302021

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 3/20/2011 6:13:56 PM

A big Congratulations,Phyllis!!!! #9302096

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 3/20/2011 6:46:00 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9302299

Rona L. Schwarz 3/20/2011 7:35:15 PM

This has always been a favorite of mine, Phyllis! CONGRATULATIONS on your superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round! #9302627

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 3/20/2011 8:32:43 PM

This is just incredible...and so beautiful, Phyllis...congratulations on your finalist! #9302839

SaMi Martin level-deluxe 3/20/2011 8:39:40 PM

WTG Phyllis on a wonderful finalist! #9302867

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 3/20/2011 8:48:03 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with your awesome finalists, Phyllis!! #9302904

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 3/20/2011 8:59:20 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved finalist, Phyllis! #9302963

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 3/20/2011 11:12:37 PM

Beautiful capture and timing, Phyllis. CONGRATZ on a well deserved Finalist award!!!

UB. #9303405

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 3/21/2011 12:22:31 AM

Congratulations on your Finalists, Phyllis! #9303510

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 3/21/2011 1:07:29 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Phyllis! Amazing action. #9303591

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 3/21/2011 2:55:59 AM

Congrats Phyllis on all your beautiful finalists. #9303777

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 3/21/2011 5:08:37 AM

Thank you so much everyone! #9304205

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 3/21/2011 5:44:09 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Phyllis! #9304383

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 3/21/2011 5:53:50 AM

An amazing photo, Phyllis! Congrats on your well deserved Finalist! #9304434

Mark Seiter level-deluxe 3/21/2011 6:48:26 AM

very cool shot Phyllis...congratulations on your finalist #9304699

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 3/21/2011 7:44:52 AM

Wowza! Great capture Phyllis! At first I thought whe I looked at it that you had done some great dd work! That is amazing girl! Bet this gets gold..

Congrats on your wonderful finalist!

jo ann c. #9304888

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 3/21/2011 8:01:35 AM

congratulations again Phyllis on superb finalist. #9304945

Val Feldman level-deluxe 3/21/2011 8:28:02 AM

...and I saw ONE fly thru my yard and was thrilled...seeing a gang of 'em like this would probably make me rush for my heart pills! LOL!!! Excellent, excellent capture, Phyllis - an amazing sight and an equally amazing capture! Congratulations!!! #9305032

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 3/21/2011 8:32:59 AM

Congratulations on all of your amazing finalists, Phyllis, you are so very talented!! #9305057

Debra R. Harder 3/21/2011 9:53:12 AM

I definitely remember this amazing image, Phyllis!! Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist! Deb #9305374

Carla Capra level-deluxe 3/21/2011 10:25:21 AM

Hi Phyllis;
Soo amazing! Congratulations.
;) CC #9305480

Karen Celella level-deluxe 3/21/2011 2:16:50 PM

Congratulations on your superb finalist, Phyllis! #9306157

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 3/21/2011 3:51:49 PM

So cool, great stop action on your incredible finalist. Congratulations Phyllis! #9306520

Carol L. Fowler 3/21/2011 4:04:44 PM

Wonderful Finalist! Congrats! #9306552

Carol Eade level-deluxe 3/21/2011 4:14:55 PM

Another congratulations, Phyllis, a terrific capture! #9306579

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 3/21/2011 5:12:07 PM

Thanks yall!!! ☺ #9306764

Kim Lund level-deluxe 3/21/2011 6:06:15 PM

What a wonderful, deserving finalist! Congratulations Phyllis! #9306939

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 3/21/2011 6:29:27 PM

Love the light, color, and action!
Great finalist!
~♥~Lisa #9307037

Nadine A. Lewis level-deluxe 3/21/2011 6:33:28 PM

WOW!!! I see this going to the next round, Phyllis!!! OUTSTANDING!!! CONGRATULATIONS on ALL your AWESOME finalists!!!! <>< #9307050

Stan Kwasniowski 3/21/2011 6:52:11 PM

Phyllis, congratulations, we have these in the winter time, picking off the small plums of a plum tree, they are beautiful #9307124

Cathy Barrows 3/21/2011 6:52:55 PM

Congrats on your fianlist...fantastic #9307126

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 3/21/2011 7:04:42 PM

The perfect title for this frenetic capture, Phyllis. Great focus. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #9307163

Lana Arcemont level-deluxe 3/21/2011 7:10:26 PM

Outstanding Capture!
Congratulations on you finalist! #9307189

Nadia Paul 3/22/2011 2:35:33 AM

This is just wonderful Phyllis - congrats on all your beautiful finalists! #9307662

Phyllis H. Burchett 3/22/2011 6:00:26 AM

Thanks guys! #9308376

Linda Blair 3/22/2011 8:59:39 AM

Awesome capture and finalist...congratulatons!! #9308968

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 3/22/2011 10:56:04 AM

Amazing photo Phyllis! Congrats!!!!! #9309194

Carol Flisak level-deluxe 3/22/2011 2:43:26 PM

Wonderful capture, Phyllis! Congrats on your finalist! #9309567

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 3/22/2011 4:55:03 PM

WTG on this wonderful winner!!! :-) k #9309819

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:05:09 PM

You go girl! Congratulations, Phyllis! #9309869

Jean E. Hildebrant level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:05:28 PM

great shot, Phyllis!! Congrat's!! #9309874

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:05:44 PM

Congratulations, Phyllis on your fantastic First Place Win! #9309875

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:11:13 PM

Terrific, Phyllis!...congratulations on your 1st place win!! #9309918

Val Feldman level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:13:05 PM

So happy for you!!!! Congratulations on this magnificent First Place Winner, Phyllis! #9309929

Maria Morrow level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:15:45 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner, PHyllis! #9309948

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:17:37 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your Win!


Cheryl Schneider 3/22/2011 5:18:51 PM

Wonderful shot! Congratulations, Phyllis. #9309978

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:25:52 PM

on your very deserving WINNER! 8o) #9310042

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:30:07 PM

Congratulations on your awesome First Place Win, Phyllis! #9310085

Stan Kwasniowski 3/22/2011 5:37:45 PM

Phyllis, congratulations #9310163

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:49:34 PM

Congrats Phyllis!!!! Winner all the way!!! #9310265

Cathy Barrows 3/22/2011 5:58:37 PM

Congrats on your it #9310346

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 3/22/2011 5:59:31 PM

Congrats on an amazing winner, Phyllis. #9310356

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 3/22/2011 6:32:00 PM

A fun and fantastic FIRST PLACE WINNER!!!
Huge congrartulations, Phyllis!
~♥~Lisa #9310618

Debra Booth level-deluxe 3/22/2011 6:52:30 PM

Big congrats on this awesome first plan win, Phyllis!! #9310731

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 3/22/2011 6:59:31 PM

Big congrats on your fabulous win! #9310785

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 3/22/2011 7:00:58 PM

WTG, Phyllis! Congratulations on your First Place Win!! #9310797

Dene Shaver level-deluxe 3/22/2011 7:14:52 PM

i think u r wonderful and so smart #9310866

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 3/22/2011 7:15:39 PM

Thank you so very much everyone for your wonderful comments! #9310868

Anne M. Young 3/22/2011 7:36:40 PM

Congrats - a super winning capture... love the title too #9310895

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 3/22/2011 7:58:20 PM

Huge congrats on your fabulous winner, Phyllis!!!! Wow WEEEE!! #9310930

Lois Adomite level-deluxe 3/22/2011 8:10:55 PM

congratulations, wonderful capture #9310950

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 3/22/2011 9:53:37 PM

Outstanding, Phyllis!! Congratulations on your wonderful First Place Win!! #9311061

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 3/22/2011 11:19:27 PM

Congratulations on your win, Phyllis! Well done. #9311121

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 3/22/2011 11:49:54 PM

Wonderful selective focus in this superb stop-motion capture, Phyllis ~ Congratulations on your well earned First Place Winner!

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 3/23/2011 12:29:55 AM

Congratulations on your Awards, Phyllis! #9311211

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 3/23/2011 1:23:12 AM

Awesome capture Phyllis!!! Big congrats to you on this wonderful winner!! #9311290

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 3/23/2011 3:16:35 AM

Great month! WTG! #9311455

Mary Timman level-deluxe 3/23/2011 4:00:32 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner! #9311535

Carolyn Morgan 3/23/2011 4:08:51 AM

What a wonderful opportunity to see so many of these waxwings and capture this fantastic winner - Congratulations #9311559

Katarina Mansson 3/23/2011 4:28:37 AM

Congratulations on your outstandning winner! What a fun action photo! #9311607

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 3/23/2011 4:33:48 AM

Huge CONGRATZ on this First Place Gold, Phyllis!!

UB. #9311630

Carol Eade level-deluxe 3/23/2011 5:22:49 AM

Congratulations, Phyllis! #9311840

Mark Seiter level-deluxe 3/23/2011 5:33:37 AM

congratulations Phyllis on your first place winner #9311903

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 3/23/2011 6:06:32 AM

These waxwings are such beautiful birds and to see them in the hundreds in feeding and watering frenzies like this is quite the sight. Congratulations on your First Place Win my friend. #9311987

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 3/23/2011 6:26:50 AM


Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 3/23/2011 6:39:34 AM

Thanks to everyone for your comments, support and inspiration! #9312061

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 3/23/2011 6:41:26 AM

Congratulation Phyllis of your first place win, well deserved. #9312065

Michelle Alton level-deluxe 3/23/2011 7:06:14 AM

Super wonderful and unique first place winner Phyllis. Congratulations! #9312164

Carla Capra level-deluxe 3/23/2011 7:31:30 AM

Fantastic winner. Congrats!!
;) CC #9312259

Monika Sapek level-deluxe 3/23/2011 8:13:39 AM

Many congratulations on your First Place Win with this amazing and funny capture, Phyllis! #9312342

Debra R. Harder 3/23/2011 8:55:14 AM

WHOOOO-HOOOOOO!! WTG, Phyllis! Huge congratulations on your superb FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb #9312439

Rona L. Schwarz 3/23/2011 9:13:37 AM

YEA Phyllis!!! A brilliant capture - your work has always been inspirational to me and this is one of my favorites! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this superb FIRST PLACE GOLD WINNER! #9312472

Randall J. Scholten 3/23/2011 1:30:19 PM

Congrats on your win! Fantastic photo! #9312904

Sandra Anderson 3/23/2011 3:29:40 PM

Congratulations on an amazing image Phyllis. #9313130

Merna L. Nobile 3/23/2011 6:44:08 PM

Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna


Phyllis H. Burchett 3/23/2011 8:06:26 PM

Thank you so much everyone! #9313514

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 3/23/2011 8:24:54 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous win, Phyllis, for this energetic and gorgeous image!!!

Debby #9313525

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 3/23/2011 11:12:00 PM

Wonderful capture! Big congratulations on your win! #9313675

Karen Celella level-deluxe 3/24/2011 7:26:07 AM

Congratulations on your spectacular first place winner, Phyllis. You have won a few awards this month and I am so thrilled for you. You will always be my polar bear lady. lol #9314413

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 3/24/2011 10:29:37 AM

Wow, what a beautiful capture. I really love these birds...and this is superb! Congratulations on your gold! #9314695

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 3/24/2011 10:41:38 AM

AMAZING! Congrats on your 1st place winner!! My favorite bird and you captured them so well. #9314706

David M. Montero 3/24/2011 2:58:59 PM

What a great shot Phyllis. Congratulations on your selection. I'm very happy for you. #9315100

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 3/24/2011 3:15:58 PM

Congratulations on your awesome winner!! #9315132

Kathleen S. Bower level-deluxe 3/24/2011 3:40:07 PM

Congrats - you have the eye and the quick camera. Wow, what a capture!
Kathy #9315212

Karen Slagle level-deluxe 3/24/2011 7:08:50 PM

Huge congrats on your outstanding first place winning image, Phyllis. This is so cool... #9315611

Alexandra Hankova level-deluxe 3/25/2011 4:26:50 AM

Wow! Brilliant! I love the action! :-) Congratulations. #9316195

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 3/25/2011 7:27:33 AM

Thanks a lot for your comments everyone! #9316683

Datha Y. Thompson level-deluxe 3/25/2011 9:14:56 AM

Excellent capture!! I love it :)
Congratulations on your WINNER!!!! #9316806

Linda Blair level-deluxe 3/25/2011 10:23:07 AM

Fantastic winner...congratulations!! #9316869

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 3/25/2011 12:51:01 PM

Im so excited for you Phyllis. Cant wait to meet up with you soon. #9317160

Erica Murphy level-deluxe 3/25/2011 2:38:18 PM

Congratulations on this really gorgeous WINNER Phyllis!! This is spectacular!! #9317373

Irene Colling level-deluxe 3/25/2011 6:21:59 PM

How exciting to watch this activity and even better to get this outstanding image.

Fantastic photography Phyllis. Congratulations on your most excellent winning image. #9317621

Glenn E. Traver level-deluxe 3/25/2011 7:40:50 PM

Congratulations Phyllis, what a wonderful capture, A Beautiful Winner ~ GT #9317654

Debbie Hartley level-deluxe 3/26/2011 2:35:33 PM

Beautiful image and Congratulations Phyllis! #9318732

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 3/27/2011 11:57:36 PM

Congrats on your win with this wonderful image Phyllis! #9321330

Susana Ms Heide level-deluxe 3/29/2011 8:27:38 AM

Your capture of movement and action is skillfully done!! Beautiful birds indeed and your image of them is definitely worthy of the GOLD!!!! Many CONGRATULATIONS Phyllis!!! #9323905

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 3/29/2011 2:29:03 PM

This is just outstanding, Phyllis. So well captured. Huge congrats on this spectacular FIRST PLACE GOLD. #9324488

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 3/29/2011 6:45:43 PM

Congratulations on your this beautiful Win!! #9324857

Antonio Amen level-deluxe 3/30/2011 3:50:26 AM

Beautiful photo, well done.
António Amen #9325251

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 3/30/2011 7:35:03 AM

Thanks everyone for the congratulatory wishes!!! #9325893

Eric Highfield level-deluxe 4/3/2011 2:57:59 PM

An amazing sight, & so wonderfully captured! Congrats on your win! #9332669

Kathy Coombs level-deluxe 4/3/2011 4:19:31 PM

Congratulations..just beautiful! #9332753

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 4/3/2011 6:25:15 PM

Thank you so much Eric and Kathy! #9332934

Susan D. Royce level-deluxe 4/19/2011 5:51:48 AM

Fantastic shot! Congratulations (belatedly) on your beautiful winner. #9358346

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 4/19/2011 7:04:09 AM

Thank you so much Susan! #9358436

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I took this image last March in my backyard, amazing to see so many Cedar Waxwings. As many as you see here there were about 3X that many trying to get into the bird bath at one point....such beautiful birds.

Exif: F Number: 6.7, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 850.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3S

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Camera: Nikon D3s Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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