Amazing Nature Contest - August 2020 - #03 - CLOSED

in Amazing Nature5 months ago (edited)

Hello Nature Lovers !


I would like to cordially invite you to another great week of the Amazing Nature Contest. There were already so many excellent entries regarding how amazing nature can be in the past episodes, thanks to all of you, but there is still so much more to see! ^^ To participate in the #amazingnature contests just create a post that shows how amazing nature is for you personally. This can be anything from a beautiful flower or animal to an astonishing sunset.

What is the Purpose of the Contest ?

I am a huge lover of nature and really enjoy taking pictures of all the lovely things that surround me every day, no matter if plants, animals or landscapes. I found Hive to be a brilliant place to find and watch, read and learn about nature from all over the world. There is such a diversity of great content, thanks to all of you, from different perspectives and out of various motivations. I would like to collect all those beautiful snapshots and their amazing stories in a weekly compilation so that you can all benefit from the beauty that we are facing all the time, but so often are not able to appreciate in the modern and fast paced times we are living in.

#amazingnature is at home in the DNA-Discord, a organization run by people for the people, with the aim to foster and densify nature-appreciation in the blockchain. DNA is also the home of the #featheredfriends hosted by amazing @melinda010100 🦢 and the @fungilovers hosted by @qwerrie 🍄.


Contest Rules :

  • Please POST your entry INTO the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY. You use the #amazingnature TAG whenever you like to ^^
  • CLEARLY MENTION that your post is an ENTRY for this contest.
  • All pictures have to be your own. You can use the amazing nature banner if you like or create your own.
  • STATE IN THE TEXT why those pictures are representing YOUR AMAZING NATURE. This is an ESSENTIAL part of this contest.
  • Drop the LINK to your post IN THE COMMENTS. You can add a picture if you like. It is NECESSARY as I have to post a link in Discord on Friday, 5 days later for voting and also for my own compiling purposes.
  • The entry window is open for ~ 5 DAYS. Watch out for the -CLOSED in the title.

If you miss the entry, please wait for the next round. As I have to work and also a family to manage, there are no fixed UTC times and the window can open in a wide range between 10 am - 10 pm and therefore also close accordingly ^^

  • The AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY is there FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU that are not necessarily a contest entry. We would highly appreciate it if you share your great nature content there with us! .. The contest is also located there as an integrated part and special feature ^^

Possible Topics :

As nature covers an incredible wide range there is really anything possible. Amazing Natures categories could be anything from the following topics:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Geology
  • Landscapes
  • Philosophy
  • ... Surprise us ^^


Prizes to Win :

  • 1st : 3 HIVE
  • 2st : 2 HIVE
  • 3st : 1 HIVE

I will always try my best to present all participants in the entries section of the announcement posts that will be published roughly one week later on Sunday (depending on my time schedule this may shift sometimes ^^). This way you will have a nice compilation of them all. As an special feature, the new title picture of the contest will be created from the entry of the contest winner. This time it is from @porters.

How are the Winners chosen ?

The voting for the winners will be done by the whole DNA community. Therefore we created a special contest channel in the DNA Discord (Amazing Nature Contest). Here I will post the announcement post including the winners (Announcements) EACH SUNDAY together with all your entries (Entries) EACH FRIDAY. Every member of DNA will be able to assign "voting emojis" under the entries for 24 HOURS. In the end those three with the most of them are the lucky winners. This should lead to a more objective consideration than just involving myself as a judge, but I will engage as a judge in case of a draw ^^



The winners of this weeks contest is @porters. She visited a nearby pond and was so lucky to find it loaded with all different kinds of ducks. Her entry is stuffed with some awesome captures of all these ducks there that are really a delight to watch. So, if ducks are something that you like to watch, this is the perfect post to visit ^^ Thank you very much for your entry ;)



Here we have a nice entry from @redheadpei about some beautiful burgundy lilies in her garden, with her exotic looking flowers and graceful long stems. But there are also some nice oranges one to look at too ;) Thank you for your lilies ^^



The entry from @gertu is about the "Bromeliad Dyckia Brevifolia", a semi-shade Brazilian plant that looks like a cacti. She already managed to raise four children from her mother plant and all are fine. Next ti this one she presents us a "Guzmania", from which she already grew two children ^^ Thank you very much for this entry of these flowers with all the added information to it :)




































Amazing Nature Community :

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You all asked for one and here it is, the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY. It is dedicated to all you Nature Lovers out there, no matter if Zoology, Botany, Landscapes or Philosophy ^^ You will also find the entries to the contest there.


This community is there FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU. Currently I have 39 Nature Lovers on the autovote, which is set for 2 daily upvotes. I still reserve some voting power for manual curating on nature content.

Previous Participants :

I thank all of you who participated and voted this week and hope that you enjoyed Contest. I am looking forward to more excellent content this week ^^. Of course this format is open for all kind of critics that can increase the quality and I am always happy about anyone who wants to join us on this little adventure.

@akinome @akukamaruzzaman @alexanderfluke @alicargofer @alinix @amandaj @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @antoniarhuiz @atomcollector @axeman @bahttg @bambuka @belkisa758 @bigsambucca @blueroad @borjan @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @carolinacardoza @chetanpadliya @chocolateskorpi @cocolefleur @crazyandy @daniela16 @dannewton @davidesimoncini @derekrichardson @doodle.danga @dkkarolien @dzoji @elitogold @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @esomchi @fachrulreza @fanyokami @farm-mom @fmbs25 @futven12 @godlovermel25 @haastrecht @gertu @gingbabida @glotokens @gohenry @hangin @iamraincrystal @insense @ireenchew @irionet @irvet @isabelpena @janettyanez @jesuslnrs @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @julianhorack @jurich60 @justicexxx @justclickindiva @kalemandra @kamrunnahar @karbon @kawsar8035 @kheys @kohsamui99 @letalis-laetitia @lapar @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @lorennys @maloustau @manojbhatt @manorvillemike @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @miguelmederico @mikitaly @mintymile @misschance @mllg @molometer @mondoshawan @monowar @myjob @mysteriousroad @naide71 @naty16 @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @oizaguirres @offgridlife @olivia08 @oredebby @paradigm42 @pavelsku @phortun @porters @pradeepdee6 @qwerrie @racarjoal @rafaelgreen @razeiv @redheadpei @rosanita @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @sreypov @starjewel @sunscape @s3rg3 @thebigsweed @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @trudeehunter @truelovemom @viking-ventures @vincent21 @whatisnew @wongbraling @yessgutierrez @yskar @zhanavic69

If you want me to take you out of the list, or if you don't want your picture, in the case you are the winner, to be used as a new title picture, just let me know about it in the comments.

Dedicated to all Nature Lovers out there, no matter if Zoology, Botany, Landscapes or Philosophy ^^


DNA - Densifying Nature-Appreciation :


DNA is an organization to foster and DENSIFY NATURE-APPRECIATION which aims to establish REPORTS OF BIODIVERSITY DATA that is contributed by all of us Hiveans and subsequently cataloged.

Therefore DNA searches for HIGH-QUALITY posts that aim to DESCRIBE and determine the BIODIVERSITY AROUND YOU with added EXPLANATIONS and INFORMATION. For these informative posts they offer a CURATION SERVICE using the account. It is also a CURATION TRAIL. Just add the #dna TAG if you think that any of your posts is what they are looking for.

At the moment DNA is also the home of the #amazingnature for all your post about the amazing nature all around us and also the home of the #featheredfriends hosted by the lovely @melinda010100 🦢 for all you great posts about our feathered friends and the #fungifriday hosted by the amazing @qwerrie 🍄 for all your posts about fungi and mushrooms ^^ But we hope that more nature related communities will join, or maybe some Hiveans start their own little project there ;) .. Maybe even you?



If you are INTERESTED in DNA, please do not hesitate to ask about it, or directly JOIN US in the DNA DISCORD ;)

"By The People, For The People"


The Terminal & Discord :

There is another initiative here on Hive that I would like to bring close to you as I absolutely love them, The Terminal:


It is a great location for LEARNING ABOUT HIVE, Discord, and Hive-related communities, full of nice people that you may ask if you need ASSISTANCE, with nearly everything ^^ You will find documents to assist you, a place to learn and practice, and find out about the many opportunities to form CONNECTIONS with other Hiveans.

It host the REDFISH RALLY, a funny challenge for all those that are new here to the world of Hive. The Terminal also hosts the HEYHAVEYAMET project by @heyhaveyamet, which introduces all new Hiveans on a daily basis, so that you don't have to search for them ^^


So why not joining us in the THE TERMINAL DISCORD? You will not regret it ^^

"Your one-stop location for learning about destinations in the Hive blockchain and Discord"


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Best wishes,


Hi there everyone !

Congratulation to all the winners of this week and welcome to another one, hehe ^^ .. Today I have good news to you ! Not only am I ready to dedicate more time to the ANC and DNA again, but I also received a delegation from @ocd and their Community Incubation Program ^^ So all the upvotes that I can give have increased their value a bit ^^ Thank you very much for this OCD Team !!! .. In addition I am got a channel created and are allowed to post some extraordinary well done posts into their discord server, which, after they looked over them, may result into a really really big upvote for you! So take the chance and try to increase the quality of your posts even more, although you all are already doing a great job ^^ .. In the future I will try to focus more on curating, personally as well as from the DNA account.

This said I wish you an awesome new week ahead !
Best wishes,

This is exciting news and an provides excellent opportunities for those who contribute to the Amazing Nature community!

Thank you very much! @ocd👍💯👏

Absolutely fantastic and awesome news...!!!!🤗..!!
I'm totally thrilled and pleased for the Amazing Nature Community..!


Ohh .. super sweet little duckies ^^

They grow so fast!

Amazing Nature Contest #03 - The Comet


Be sure to click on the image to view full screen!

This exposure time for sure creates a great effect ^^ Thank you for the entry @axeman ^^

Thank you very much for the honorable mention in the August # 02 contest, here is my participation this week.

Thank you for your flower ^^

Congratulations to all winners and mentions for your beautiful pictures, big hugs 😊

Absolutely amazing entry @gertu ^^ Thank you very much for that ;)

Thank you! ... is a gift for being so kind.

Thank you for the entry ^^

Thank you for your entry @bambuka ^^

Thanks for the nice competition. Welcome :)

Thank you for the honorable mention @adalger and congratulation to all the winners 👍

Hehe, thank you for participating ^^ You always have really beautiful pictures in your posts ;)

Thank you @adalger see you in the next round 👍

Thank you very much for your entry ^^

Thank you for this beautiful flower ^^

You are welcome. Thanks for the amazing contest!

Thank you very much for the entry @xaynie-jutt23 ^^ .. and welcome to the Amazing Nature Community ;)

Thank you very much for these gorgeous landscape pictures! .. and welcome to the community. I hope you enjoy it here with us ^^

Thanks to you for organizing this wonderful contest☺️.

Hehe you are welcome ^^ It is actually a lot of fun to do so and one of the highlights of each of my weeks ;)

Here's my entry!! I found some really Amazing Nature deep down in the Grand Canyon!

Hey there @derekricharson ^^ Thank you soo much for your entry to the contest ;) .. It is great to see you here


My entry:
Regards, @adalger
Congratulations to the lucky people of Week #2

Thank you for this beauty from Venezuela @amandaj ^^

Thank you for this awesome purple landscape photography ^^

Although late, but congratulations to the winners all the more sincerely.

Beach Scene.. no better place I'd like to be ...😊rrCCXF4020200821_151141202.jpg

Hey there @manorvillemike ^^ Thank you for entering the contest again ;)

My pleasure... Lot of Amazing posts in one place...😀

The best of it is, that the topics are spread so broad sometimes that you can get surprised by them so easily ^^

Information exchange at its best..

Congratulations to everyone who shared taking us out into nature, another amazing week sure to be had by all.

Hehe, and not the last of them ^^

So many beautiful posts. Love those photos of insects! Very good shots.

So many great entries again - I am always happy to see so many great pictures of mother nature - congratulations to the winners :)

Thank-you for picking my post about all the different ducks for last weeks Amazing Nature contest and for the Hive prize!
Congratulations to the runner ups and the honorable mentions! Such a wonderful array of nature photos!
I have an entry for this week with the geese starting to flock up heading south already!

close up Canada Geese flying in formation in blue sky.JPG

Thank you very much for another of your great entries @porters ^^

@tipu curate

Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 0/5)

Thank you for the tip @ninahaskin ^^

My pleasure! @adalgar 🦋🌿🏞🌿🦉

Thank you so much for my prize!! @adalger.

Congratulations to all the winners and the mentions!!.

You are welcome @gertu ^^ I am already looking forward to more amazing cacti posts from you, as you seem to be a real expert on this topic ;)

Oh no, no, no. Thank you very much for your comment but I am not an expert. I'm just a beginner hobbyist growing easy-care cacti.
I am trying my best to do my next post with some of them. I hope you like them.

every expert starts out as a beginner or hobbyist, hehe ^^ But you already explained your cacti and other flowers so well in your posts, especially the creation of the little seedlings, that you are on the best way to become one here ;)

Thank you very much you are very kind.
In a few days I will publish.

📣 Congratulations to
@porters @redheadpei @gertu
and the honorable mentions!

There were a fantastic group of entries the last round!

Thanks @ninahaskin.

Thanks Nina @ninahaskin!😊

Congratulations to the winners...!!!!
@porters @redheadpei @gertu
And to all Honorable Mentions.
All Amazing and fantastic entries.

Thanks Annie @annephilbrick.😊

Your most welcome..!
💕Beautiful lilies ...!!!!🤗🤗
Summer is moving along to fast..!!

I’m happy you liked the lilies Annie.💖

Summer is going to fast. September is a beautiful month and I wish those seasons stayed around longer.😊

Congrats to the winners and the mentions. I’m happy and honoured to be included.

Thanks @adalger for the 2nd prize. 😊

Hehe, its a well deserved one ^^ Seem like the DNA family liked the beautiful intense burgundy color as much as I did, hehe ;)

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To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Do not miss the last post from @hivebuzz:

HiveBuzz supports the Austrian Community Meetup

Thank you very much for another badge from you ^^

You're welcome @adalger👍🙂
BTW, it would be very appreciated if you could support our proposal so we can keep up the good work!

welcome to the community @bold-n-italics ^^ .. and thank you very much for your great miraculous entry ;)

Thank you.
Glad to be here.

Hehe, you are always welcome to enter to this contest whenever you feel like it ^^ .. It is so great to see all this different post with a variety of topics every week ;)

Thank you very much for this cute entry ^^

Thank you for the honorable mention of my entry. This is my entry for the theme #3! Good luck to all participants.

Thank you for the entry about the pigeons @elitogold ^^

Congratulations to @porters, @redheadpei, and @gertu!
But congratulations to all who participated, as our roots to nature cannot be ignored as it is so much in these controversial time!!!
You are all winners!!!

I agree. They are beautiful publications !!
Thanks for mentioning me.