Uploaded: February 09, 2011


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


Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 09, 2011

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

Gord MacEachern February 09, 2011

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 February 09, 2011

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

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton February 09, 2011

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

Michelle Alton February 10, 2011

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

Sarah A. Christian February 10, 2011

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

Kathy Cline level-classic February 10, 2011

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 February 10, 2011

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

Karen Slagle February 10, 2011

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-classic February 10, 2011

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

Cathy Barrows February 10, 2011

fab #9229439

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 11, 2011

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

Dianna Hauf February 12, 2011

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 February 13, 2011

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

Phyllis H. Burchett February 13, 2011

Thanks you guys!!! ☺ #9238862

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 07, 2011

Love this, Phyllis! #9278311

Danny B. Head level-deluxe March 20, 2011

FUN! Congrats! #9301857

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 20, 2011


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


Mary Timman March 20, 2011

Fantastic finalist! Congratulations! #9302021

Robert R. Goodman level-addict March 20, 2011

A big Congratulations,Phyllis!!!! #9302096

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic March 20, 2011

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9302299

Rona L. Schwarz March 20, 2011

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

Patti Coblentz March 20, 2011

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

SaMi Martin March 20, 2011

WTG Phyllis on a wonderful finalist! #9302867

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 20, 2011

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

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 20, 2011

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 20, 2011

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

UB. #9303405

Barbara Waldoch level-classic March 21, 2011

Congratulations on your Finalists, Phyllis! #9303510

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 21, 2011

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 21, 2011

Congrats Phyllis on all your beautiful finalists. #9303777

Phyllis H. Burchett March 21, 2011

Thank you so much everyone! #9304205

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 21, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS, Phyllis! #9304383

Terry Cervi level-classic March 21, 2011

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

Mark Seiter level-deluxe March 21, 2011

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 21, 2011

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 March 21, 2011

congratulations again Phyllis on superb finalist. #9304945

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 21, 2011

...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 March 21, 2011

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

Debra R. Harder March 21, 2011

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

Carla Capra level-classic March 21, 2011

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

Karen Celella level-deluxe March 21, 2011

Congratulations on your superb finalist, Phyllis! #9306157

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 21, 2011

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

Carol L. Fowler March 21, 2011

Wonderful Finalist! Congrats! #9306552

Carol Eade level-addict March 21, 2011

Another congratulations, Phyllis, a terrific capture! #9306579

Phyllis H. Burchett March 21, 2011

Thanks yall!!! ☺ #9306764

Kim Lund level-classic March 21, 2011

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

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 21, 2011

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

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic March 21, 2011

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

Stan Kwasniowski March 21, 2011

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

Cathy Barrows March 21, 2011

Congrats on your fianlist...fantastic #9307126

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 21, 2011

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-classic March 21, 2011

Outstanding Capture!
Congratulations on you finalist! #9307189

Nadia Paul March 22, 2011

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

Phyllis H. Burchett March 22, 2011

Thanks guys! #9308376

Linda Blair March 22, 2011

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic March 22, 2011

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

Carol Flisak level-addict March 22, 2011

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

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 22, 2011

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

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 22, 2011

You go girl! Congratulations, Phyllis! #9309869

Jean E. Hildebrant March 22, 2011

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

Jessica Jenney March 22, 2011

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

Patti Coblentz March 22, 2011

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

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 22, 2011

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

Maria Morrow March 22, 2011

Congratulations on this awesome winner, PHyllis! #9309948

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 22, 2011


HUGE CONGRATS on your Win!


Cheryl Schneider March 22, 2011

Wonderful shot! Congratulations, Phyllis. #9309978

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic March 22, 2011

on your very deserving WINNER! 8o) #9310042

Terry Cervi level-classic March 22, 2011

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

Stan Kwasniowski March 22, 2011

Phyllis, congratulations #9310163

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic March 22, 2011

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

Cathy Barrows March 22, 2011

Congrats on your it #9310346

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 22, 2011

Congrats on an amazing winner, Phyllis. #9310356

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 22, 2011

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

Debra Booth March 22, 2011

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

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 22, 2011

Big congrats on your fabulous win! #9310785

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 22, 2011

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

Dene Shaver level-deluxe March 22, 2011

i think u r wonderful and so smart #9310866

Phyllis H. Burchett March 22, 2011

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

Anne M. Young level-addict March 22, 2011

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

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 22, 2011

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

Lois Adomite level-classic March 22, 2011

congratulations, wonderful capture #9310950

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe March 22, 2011

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 22, 2011

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

Mary K. Robison March 22, 2011

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

Barbara Waldoch level-classic March 23, 2011

Congratulations on your Awards, Phyllis! #9311211

Renee Doyle level-classic March 23, 2011

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

Danny B. Head level-deluxe March 23, 2011

Great month! WTG! #9311455

Mary Timman March 23, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful winner! #9311535

Carolyn Morgan March 23, 2011

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

Katarina Mansson March 23, 2011

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 23, 2011

Huge CONGRATZ on this First Place Gold, Phyllis!!

UB. #9311630

Carol Eade level-addict March 23, 2011

Congratulations, Phyllis! #9311840

Mark Seiter level-deluxe March 23, 2011

congratulations Phyllis on your first place winner #9311903

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 23, 2011

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-classic March 23, 2011


Phyllis H. Burchett March 23, 2011

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

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 23, 2011

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

Michelle Alton March 23, 2011

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

Carla Capra level-classic March 23, 2011

Fantastic winner. Congrats!!
;) CC #9312259

Monika Sapek level-classic March 23, 2011

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

Debra R. Harder March 23, 2011

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

Rona L. Schwarz March 23, 2011

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 March 23, 2011

Congrats on your win! Fantastic photo! #9312904

Sandra Anderson March 23, 2011

Congratulations on an amazing image Phyllis. #9313130

Merna L. Nobile March 23, 2011

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


Phyllis H. Burchett March 23, 2011

Thank you so much everyone! #9313514

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 23, 2011

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

Debby #9313525

Evy Johansen level-classic March 23, 2011

Wonderful capture! Big congratulations on your win! #9313675

Karen Celella level-deluxe March 24, 2011

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 March 24, 2011

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

Mary Dimitriw level-classic March 24, 2011

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

David M. Montero March 24, 2011

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic March 24, 2011

Congratulations on your awesome winner!! #9315132

Kathleen S. Bower level-classic March 24, 2011

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

Karen Slagle March 24, 2011

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

Alexandra Hankova March 25, 2011

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

Phyllis H. Burchett March 25, 2011

Thanks a lot for your comments everyone! #9316683

Datha Y. Thompson March 25, 2011

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

Linda Blair March 25, 2011

Fantastic winner...congratulations!! #9316869

Kathy Cline level-classic March 25, 2011

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

Erica Murphy level-deluxe March 25, 2011

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

Irene Colling level-classic March 25, 2011

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 March 25, 2011

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

Debbie Hartley level-deluxe March 26, 2011

Beautiful image and Congratulations Phyllis! #9318732

Nadia Paul March 27, 2011

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

Susana Ms Heide March 29, 2011

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-classic March 29, 2011

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

Robert R. Goodman level-addict March 29, 2011

Congratulations on your this beautiful Win!! #9324857

Antonio Amen March 30, 2011

Beautiful photo, well done.
António Amen #9325251

Phyllis H. Burchett March 30, 2011

Thanks everyone for the congratulatory wishes!!! #9325893

Eric Highfield level-deluxe April 03, 2011

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

Kathy Coombs April 03, 2011

Congratulations..just beautiful! #9332753

Phyllis H. Burchett April 03, 2011

Thank you so much Eric and Kathy! #9332934

Susan D. Royce level-classic April 19, 2011

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

Phyllis H. Burchett April 19, 2011

Thank you so much Susan! #9358436

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