Breakfast for the Kids

© Phyllis H. Burchett

Breakfast for the Kids

Uploaded: July 04, 2010


I go out to feed my backyard pair of bluebirds mealworms each morning. This male has started divebombing me to keep me away from his chicks so I have to use an umbrella over my head to keep him off me.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3S


JoAnn L. McCleeary level-deluxe July 04, 2010

What a lovely image and charming story, Phyllis! Very nice work. #1284915

Carol L. Fowler July 04, 2010

Wonderful capture! Such great detail #8734239

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 04, 2010

Impressive wildlife capture Phyllis! #8734278

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 04, 2010

Exceptional clarity, tones, colors, detail, dof, focus, b/g , comp & wonderful lighting ! You nailed this beauty indeed, Phyllis! WTG! #8734357

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 04, 2010

Absolutely gorgeous and wow image, Phullis!!!! #8734384

Julie Christiansen July 04, 2010

Just perfect. #8734417

Carol Flisak level-addict July 04, 2010

Beautiful capture, Phyllis... love the colors and details! Thanks for sharing the story :) #8734642

Nadia Paul July 04, 2010

Gorgeous capture with great detail Phyllis! #8734927

Phyllis H. Burchett July 04, 2010

Thanks so much yall! Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July Holiday! Happy Birthday USA. #8735044

Susan Weisensel July 04, 2010

Outstanding capture Phyllis, I didn't have any bluebirds this year, by the time they showed up the wrens were already nesting. #8735118

Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 05, 2010

Amazing capure and colors, Phyllis. I love that worm in his mouth. #8735526

Rona L. Schwarz July 05, 2010

Terrific capture of this bluebird, Phyllis! Amazing clarity, detail and color. What a good idea to personally feed them mealworms - much better than just a feeder! #8735863

Karen Slagle July 05, 2010

Beautiful image and I love your story about feeding them, I can almost see you with the umbrella... #8735914

Phyllis H. Burchett July 05, 2010

Thank you Susan, Leslie, Rona and Karen!
I got the female with a blueberry in her mouth yesterday! #8735945

Terry Cervi level-classic July 06, 2010

Wonderful color and detail, Phyllis!! #8737924

Janie S. Oliver July 07, 2010

Fantastic capture. Beautiful rich color. Wonderful detail. #8740773

Linda Boehme level-classic July 10, 2010

Beautiful capture, Phillis! #8746118

Dianna Murphy July 10, 2010

A winner!!! #8746295

Phyllis H. Burchett July 15, 2010

Thanks Terry, Janie, Linda B. and Dianna! Congrats to all the June finalists and winners! #8766541

Kathy Salerni level-classic July 15, 2010

What a gorgeous bluebird image, Phyllis! So crisp, great comp and beautiful colors! Well done!~ #8766923

Kathy Cline level-classic July 17, 2010

This has got to be an award winning image Phyllis.
Your so lucky to have so many beautiful birdies to feed!! #8770575

Debra R. Harder July 22, 2010

With the worm in its mouth...OMG!! Phyllis, your patience has definitely paid off. This is another STUNNING image...and another FAV for me!! Deb #8780708

Kathy Cline level-classic August 13, 2010

I knew it would win a finalist, it should be a FIRST PLACE #8826399

Renee Doyle level-classic August 13, 2010

Wonderful capture Phyllis!!! Congratulations! #8827245

Carla Capra level-classic August 13, 2010


Karen Slagle August 13, 2010

Congrats, Phyllis. This is gorgeous with wonderful colors and details. #8829167

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 13, 2010

Huge CONGRATZ Phyllis. Expect to see this again!

UB. #8829210

Sam Britt August 13, 2010

Congrats again, Phyllis! #8829487

Patti Coblentz August 13, 2010

Big congratulations on this finalist, beautiful...bound to go further!! :) #8829657

Lynne Morris level-classic August 13, 2010

Wow this is stunning Phyllis and Huge Congratulations on your finalist. #8829716

Phyllis H. Burchett August 14, 2010

Thanks so much everyone! Congrats to all the July finalists and good luck in the next round! #8830304

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 14, 2010

Love this one....Congratulations! #8830386

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 14, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on all THREE finalists, Phyllis! Good luck with them all! WTG! #8831613

Amy M. Wilson August 14, 2010

Huge congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Phyllis!! #8831713

Debra R. Harder August 14, 2010

This is as perfect as they come, Phyllis! Congratulations on another BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #8832495

Phyllis H. Burchett August 14, 2010

A big thanks to all for the wonderful comments! #8834240

Cindy Bendush level-classic August 14, 2010

Kudos Phyllis - this is gorgeous! Congratulations on all of your finalists! #8834520

Anne M. Young level-addict August 14, 2010

Super Finalist - congratulations! Looks a winner! #8834847

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 15, 2010

This is perfect!
Congrats again!
Debby #8836031

Nadia Paul August 16, 2010

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Phyllis - so beautiful! #8841756

Linda Blair August 17, 2010

Gosh this is gorgeous Phyllis...congratulations!!! #8842741

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 18, 2010

You are on a roll girl! Another awesome finalist..and very well deserved too...CONGRATULATIONS~

jo ann c.


Kathy Cline level-classic August 19, 2010

Geeeez.....i had this one as the WINNER.
poo poo
You need to enter this in birds and blooms and everywhere else.
Its just perfect in every way!! #8848480

Phyllis H. Burchett August 19, 2010

Thanks everyone for all the fabulous comments on this pretty boy! Kathy, I might just do that! #8848529

Rona L. Schwarz September 17, 2010

I never congratulated you on this marvelous Finalist, Phyllis! Very belated CONGRATULATIONS! I loved it when I saw it, and I love it now! #8912796

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