Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun: round 99

Hi there my Hivean friends and followers!

Welcome to the 99th 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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After a frosty macro shared with you in the last round, I am coming with another natural close up shot to start out the new round. This time, however, it´s a mossy macro with some interesting details of the moss texture and the tiny droplets of water on it. The moss is actually one of the very few plants that are still green even in the cold winter here in Central Europe. I took the picture a couple of days ago when I was hiking around the famous Kosciuszko Hill here in Krakow, Poland.




In the last round, we had 8 participants. After some thorough consideration, I decided to pick these 3 winners:


@crazy-bee with this entry:

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Long time no see the man @phortun, I'm on my long trip. This is quite a beautiful hill that me and two friends wandered to find a way to climb to the top of the mountain. It is not named on the map but is located next to Da Phu hill, Da Lat city, Vietnam. It is quite spacious here with a beautiful view, mainly coniferous pine and low grass accidentally creating a corner to sit back and enjoy. Photo taken around 12 noon on December 31st. The last day of the year and our friends in our Dalat trip. Happy New Year.


@seaspect with this entry:

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Another day, another doing nothing day but exploring our nature. We got a good ride along the beach of Cam Ranh, Vietnam. The weather is perfect recently, it feels like autumn here. The photo was taken today. By the way, thank you so much for hosting this challenge.


@trangbaby with this entry:

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Thank you for the selection @phortun, and I really like your shot. Here is my entry this round. I'm currently in Da Lat which is known as the flower city in Viet Nam. We stopped by the flower farm today to take some fresh air, see the flowers, and take pictures. It's still winter here, so not all the flowers are blooming, but they're still beautiful.




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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This is my entry it was taken two days ago in the northern part of Nigeria in Kano state

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Very nice flower close up, thanks :)

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Hello dear friend @phortun, happy new year 2022.

This week I made a new walk along the riverside of the "Rio Viejo", located between the municipalities Simón Bolívar and Diego Bautista Urbaneja, Anzoátegui state Venezuela

It is affected by liquid and solid waste pollution and unfortunately, it is little known by young people and new generations, who are not informed of the diversity of ecosystems that coexist in this river. Urban development was more important than respect for nature.

This type of situation inspires me to continue to discover and travel new paths, sharing it with you to promote the love and protection of our natural environment.

Thank you for this initiative @phortun, and to all who participate in it.
Greetings and blessings.

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Hey there, thanks for this great entry with a very nice write up. So sad to know that this beautiful place was polluted by some inconsiderate people though :( Thank you for being so environmentally aware, that´s the way to go.

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Congrats to winners. I couldn't win :)

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Tough competition in this round indeed but don´t give up, your time will come too, I am sure :)

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Hello hello nature lovers and in this lovely challenge by you @phortun , I am sending some duck love which was made a few days ago in a nearby park close to my home in Adelaide. This cute family seems to be in peace :) Have a great day everyone!

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Aww, this is so sweet :) Thank you for another amazing entry and have a great day too!

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Anytime! Love to be part of such a great challenge :)

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Thanks for sharing your photo of the green moss, it’s refreshing to see some green from Europe since all I have seen from my friends is SNOW. I wonder which part of the plant is the black stem where the water droplets stay…they seem to be the flowers/seeds to me... I always like water droplets on leaves, especially lotus leaves.
I love your concept for this photo challenge, something fresh of the nature and so dearly closed to us, to our daily life that we don’t have to make so much effort to enjoy. I probably can say I take at least a few nature pictures every other day, just random shots of dragonfly, ants, banana trees, flowers, ponds & lakes and of course, the ocean.
For this challenge, I’m sharing a photo my Mom took for me yesterday at my parents’ garden (to test her new iPhone camera). I come for a visit and have been here for over a week. Every time I step inside their gate, I’m welcomed with greenery from the grass to all kinds of fruit trees, flower and green plants. It’s peaceful here and I’m grateful for and admire my parents’ hard work and love toward this land, this garden.

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Hey there, welcome to the challenge :) I really appreciate all the effort you put in this entry, very nice write up. Can you just add the location please? A region and/or country would be fine :) I hope to see you in this challenge more often with your own photos of insects, trees, lakes and the ocean as you said above. Have a nice day :)

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Sure I just add the location. I'll share more daily normal photos. Nice day to you as well :)

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Garden location: Long An province, southern Vietnam, part of the Mekong Delta area.

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hello, @phortun This is my first time entering this contest. This photograph was taken by me over the weekend. I went to the fishing wharf at Tho Quang to photograph the sunrise. The sky that day was very impressive, I think you will like it too
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Thank you @trangbaby for guiding me to participate this time

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You are right, I like it indeed :) Awesome colors and very interesting composition. Thanks & welcome!

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Wow great capture. I love this area and this particular coconut tree when I lived in Da Nang and your photo brings me back to the city and the rides along the beach. Thank you!!!👍

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Hi @phortun
This is a photo of the sky I took in Hoi An yesterday. When I was on my way home from Hoi An. I fall in love with this weather. Most of my photo albums are photos of the sky also. Hope you enjoy it.
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Interesting scenery, thanks for your entry! :)

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Thanks for sharing @ivypham !!! I bet the weather is nice now in Hoi An. I like to take lots of photos of the sky as well 😄. This is not an entry for this contest, but I just want to share with you. I hope you it.

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(Vung Tau sky, I saw a heart floating towards me 😊)

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Hello @phortun and Hivean friends. This is a close-up photo of a butterfly that I took on the afternoon of January 11, 2022 in an uncultivated land with many weeds near the banks of the Han River - a famous river in Da Nang city, Vietnam. I hope you will like this photography.

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Great close up, thank you very much :)

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Iluka is a small village at the mouth of the Clarence River in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It is situated directly across the river from the resort town of Yamba the village has only a populations of about 1,800 people it's of the pretties village along the coast of NSW with the best cleanest beach. We were there on the weekend enjoying some great seafood and beers then a walk along this amazing beautiful beach.

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Peaceful scenery and nice weather there John. Great shot as always Buddy

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Thank you Trang it's really nice here at the moment we are having a great summer hope your summer will be a good one 🌞

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Awesome capture. So relaxing and inviting :) Thanks man!

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Thank you @phortun for the feature. I continue the challenge with the picture taken yesterday at My Khe beach, Da Nang. My first thought was to just cycle around, but since the weather is so nice I didn't want to miss the beautiful moments of the day. I parked my bike and went jogging on the beach. 🙂

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Simple and beautiful, my kind of place :) Thank you for another great entry Trang!

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