Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun: round 91

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Hi there my Hivean friends and followers!

Welcome to the 91st round of my special weekly photo challenge known as Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun :)

I know a lot of photo contests with nature as the main theme were/are/will be hosted by various people on the Hive blockchain but I wanted to come up with something more than just another photo contest where participants would submit their best natural photos. Therefore, I decided to go for quite an unusual concept that I am going to introduce in the following lines.

The aim of the Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun photo challenge is not to make you dig up your photo archives and submit the best pictures of nature that you have ever taken. Instead, I want you guys to go out and appreciate the beauty of our nature right now.

The internet (and the Hive blockchain as well) is flooded with picture perfect shots of landscapes, mountains, forests, beaches etc. taken years ago. But this is not what I want to see in this challenge. I want to see shots that may not be necessarily stunning but they must be fresh, proving that you have just physically spent some time outdoors in the fresh air. But remember that nature comes in many forms. It doesn´t have to be a pristine jungle or a deep remote forest. An urban park, a botanical garden, a little grove on the outskirts of your town - pretty much any place with some trees, plants, rocks, bodies of water or any other natural features would be just as fine ;)

Obviously, there is no way for me to verify whether the photo that you submit in the challenge is really fresh or if it was even taken by you so I am relying on your honesty guys. The prizes for the winners (as described below) are more symbolical than overly motivating so I don´t expect too much fraudulent behavior in this challenge anyway.

I want to keep the rules of this challenge as simple and benevolent as possible so let´s agree on just this:

Only one entry (photo) per person per round.

The photo must be yours and not older than one week.

Add a few words about the photo, at least where and when you took it.


You can start submitting your entries to this round in the comment section below from now until the next round.

Prior to publishing the next round post, I will pick 3 winners, give my full upvote on their entries and feature them in the next round of the challenge. As long as the response is not too overwhelming, I will also try to give some smaller upvotes on all of the other entries to reward all participants.

I might change the concept and/or the rules of the photo challenge later on, depending on how things go. I usually host the challenge on Thursday but when needed for some reason, I can host it on some other day so better check my blog regularly not to miss out on it ;)

To keep up with you guys, I submit my own fresh natural photo to every round´s post too :) Here is my contribution to start out this round:


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Today is a national holiday here in Poland so streets are empty and so was the Jordan Park in Krakow when I was there on a little walk earlier today to capture some nice fresh natural photo for this challenge. Well, it´s not exactly an overly impressive shot what I ended up with, I know, but I liked the contrast between these two "worlds". In the foreground, you can see some details of the hoarfrost that was still on the fallen leaves in the shade after the freezing night but in the background, you can see blue (I mean white, overexposed :D) sky and trees lit up by the sun. That´s pretty much what it feels like these days - quite nice and warm during the day when the sun is out but super cold in the night already... Winter is coming.




In the last round, we had 9 participants. After some thorough consideration, I decided to pick these 3 winners:


@astinmin with this entry:

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I have some pictures from a last Sunday walk in the Niepołomice Forest, near Krakow, Poland. There were places wholly covered with a thick carpet of autumn leaves, but I also found fresh green grass - a fabulous combination of colors!


@kohsamui99 with this entry:

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This morning sunrise on top of Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, Australia over looking Byron Bay Beach these are the breathtaking views you see when you have jogged 4km along the beach to the top of mountain refreshing and stunning another beautiful morning in my home town of Bryon Bay this morning nice way to start the day.


@dodovietnam with this entry:

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Hi @phortun, it has been a long time I come back with this amazing contest. This photo I took yesterday at an empty land near my house in Danang, Vietnam. This is the autumn time in my place and it's also the reed season. So I just went out to take photos of them.




Congratulations guys! It was my pleasure to give you 100% upvotes on your entries :)

I am looking forward to what you will come up with in this round.

Have fun and appreciate the beauty of nature!


I post this series in the Amazing Nature community, a great community for all nature lovers. Feel free to check it out ;)




This post was created by me for the Hive blockchain exclusively. All rights reserved.



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Yah! All those are so beautiful. And parts of amazing nature. Nice selection

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Thanks :) Feel free to join the new round!

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Hi @phortun after several weeks without joining your initiatives today I join this one. I love sunsets, and I am fortunate to live in a city that at sunset day is a spectacle in the sky, This picture was taken in the city of Barquisimeto in Venezuela this past Tuesday.

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I will invite @eimy7 and @yoscandimaria to participate.

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Wow, what a scenery! Thank you very much :)

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Thanks to you for the initiative!

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Congratulations to all the winners!! Such variety of seasonal changes! I applaud your eyes for the beauty!
@astinmin @kohsamui99 and @dodovietnam- especially those minute details!

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Thank you very much for checking out the winning selection and leaving such nice words for the winners :) I will be looking out for your own entry in the new round! Have a lovely weekend.

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:) Oh, no!!! The pressure!

It is always a pleasure to check out your winners!

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I love that you only want fresh pictures for this :) @tattoodjay might want to enter?

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That´s right, fresh photos only :) That motivates people to go out to nature regularly, at least once every week :) Thanks for stopping by, I will be looking forward to checking out your entry.

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Ñicely done and beautiful nature and chiove of photography @phortun

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Thanks :) Glad to know you enjoyed the collection.

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Thanks a lot! Congratulations to all authors of these beautiful photos 🌻

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I thank you for submitting such an amazing entry ;) See you in the new round!

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It's a beautiful time when the araguaneys that are on the way to my university bloom; it makes me feel very privileged. This is a picture taken yesterday afternoon while I was waiting for transportation. Guárico-Venezuela

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Thank you very much for this entry, very nice scene, I love the flowering trees :)

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cool idea, and I'll take part in your challenge for sure, if you don't mind:>
I like photos of nature of any kind, but you're right it's much better when it's something close to our real life, everyday activities, what surrounds us just now. It's very curious, and I'm sure your challenge will be very popular

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Awesome, I will be honored to have you here! :) Let me see your entry... Well, this challenge has alredy been here for almost 2 years and yeah, I think I can say it has become kind of popular :) I mean I cannot complain about low engagement hehe :)

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This is a photo I took on Tuesday morning in Danang, Vietnam, while rowing Sup on the way back to the beach.

When I approached him, I spoke with him and inquired about the catch.

He stated he caught blue crabs but only got a few because the water was cloudy, and November is not their season.

What struck me the most, however, was that he appeared to be really cheerful, rather than depressed.

He claimed that despite his age, God had blessed him with good health, and that it was enjoyable to labor at sea every day.

When I asked for permission to take a memento sefile photo, he eagerly posed.

However, I chose a photograph of his beauty when he was at work.

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Thank you for capturing this special moment and sharing it with us here in the challenge ;) Amazing entry.

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thank you, I am happy to contribute to the community and be appreciated and supported by everyone

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Hey there again :) Thank you very much for joining this challenge. There is no need to create a separate post for an entry but if you still want to do that, please don´t forget to submit your entry here in the comment section as well. One photo and some little write up, at least where and when you took it ;) Also, please remember that the photo cannot be older than 7 days ;)

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ahh it's not a challeng for separate posts? Then it was too much of me lol, but still I'm glad I was among you, guys
these photos were made 3 days ago, so they were waiting for this challenge:>

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You can do a separate post too of course. But always remember to submit your entry here in the comments as well, just like the other participants ;) It´s the comment entries what I then upvote...

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Was another beautiful blue sky day in Byron Bay yesterday and on my walk along Byron Bay beach yesterday evening I was once again greeted by our friendly Byron Bay, Pelicans who are always hanging around our beaches greeting us at sunrise and saying good-bye to us at sunsets like this particular evening, till tomorrow when we meet again, friendly Pelicans have a safe flight home guys 😊

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Aww, look at these handsome fellas :) Seem very unbothered by your camera :D

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They are awesome fellas part of our community the locals even feed them, they are fun and great to have around.

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