Amazing Nature Contest - January 2020 - #03

in hive-127788 •  2 months ago 

Hello Nature Lovers !


BLOG: 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 and there is still so much more to see ^^ .. To participate in #amazingnature 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 to take pictures of all the lovely things that surround me every day, no matter if those are plants, animals or landscapes. I found Steemit to be a brilliant place to find and watch nature pictures from all over the world. There is such a diversity of great content out there, 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 times we are living in.


Contest Rules :

  • Use #amazingnature as FIRST TAG and topic of the post and CLEARLY MENTION that your post is an ENTRY for this contest. This assures that this contest can grow and reach out to as many nature lovers as possible.
  • As an ALTERNATIVE you can also use the #hive-127788 TAG prior to #amazingnature as the first one. It is the tag for the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY.
  • All pictures that you use in your post have to be your own. You can use the amazing nature banner if you like or create your own.
  • Clearly 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 below so all participants can find it easily and fully enjoy this weekly collection. You can add a picture if you like. It is also NECESSARY as I have to post one link to the Terminal on Wednesday 5 days later for voting and also for my own compiling purposes.
  • Please submit only one post per contest. Of course you can do more, but I will stick to the first entry per Steemian.
  • The entry window is open for 5 DAYS.

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 Place : 3 SBI
  • 2nd Place : 2 SBI
  • 3rd Place : 1 SBI

I will always try my best to link and present all participants of Amazing Nature 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 some time ^^). 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 @akinome.

How are the Winners choosen ?

I do not choose the winners personally, also I did it in the beginning. The voting will be done by the community instead. For this purpose the Steem Terminal was so kind to create a special contest room in their Discord. Here I will post the announcement post (contests-and-such) EACH SUNDAY together with all your entries (adalger-contest) EACH FRIDAY. Every member of the Terminal will be able to assign "voting emojies" under the entries for 24 HOURS and in the end those three with the most of them are the lucky winners. This I hope should lead to a more objective consideration than just involving myself as a judge ^^


Steem Terminal Discord Server:

If you want to vote for the entries, feel free to join us on the Steem Terminal Discord:

It is a great location for learning about Steem, Discord, and Steem-related communities, full of nice people that you may ask if you need assistance, with nearly everything ^^ It also host the Redfish Rally, a funny challenge for all those new here. You will find documents to assist you, a place to learn and practice, and find out about the many opportunities to connect with other Steemians. So why not joining us? You will not regret it ^^



Our first winner of this week's contest is @akinome. If I have to find a description there a are two words that come directly into my mind.. "Outstanding Photographer" .. For this Steemians photography is like an anti-stress therapy and many of you, me included, feel the same way I suppose .. I found this beautiful quote from you ^^ .. "It is your point of view that makes something special." .. Looking at all the pictures in your blog I have to say that Mother Nature for sure gifted you with an magical third eye. Just look at this series of animal portraits. But be warned as they are cute, funny and absolutely heart warmening ^^ .. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures with us here in the contest :)



Today we have a Steemians in the winners choice that I am very proud to present, the amazing @melinda010100 ^^ Those of you who love our little feathered friends for sure know her as the founder of the #feahteredfriends and host of the #shadowphoto contest. If you browse those you will also encounter several other great bloggers and participants of this contest here, such as @annephilbrick, @kamrunnahar, @brittandjosie or @nelinoeva. It is an honor to have you entered @melinda01010 :) .. In her entry she shows us the beautiful nature that can be found everywhere right behind her doorstep. Next to this stunning picture of a Cardinal, which reminded me instantly on the story of Snow-white due to the great colour contrast, hehe, she offers us some more great pictures of a BlueJay and a Nuthatch. Thank you for entering the contest ^^



This entry from @joanstewart starts with a beautiful sentence that directly made me smile while reading it .. "It is never about how far you go, but what you see and learn along the way walking in amazing nature, with each day comes with new beginnings, new promises, new life, our world is out there waiting." .. Her post offers a lot of those little philosophical hints, but unfortunately I can not write them up all in this description ^^ .. She offers us those together with some beautiful pictures of caterpillar. In addition you can learn really a lot about how to create your own, or extend your already present, little nature reserves to build an oasis for insects and make them a amazing home place. OK, one more, hehe .. "At the end of the day we lay down to sleep, alone in our thoughts and desires, never regret that walk enjoying what you see along the way." .. Thank you for this great entry @joanstewart. If I were a caterpillar looking for a nice place to become a butterfly, I for sure would tackle the long way down to Africa into your Garden. By the way, she is also one of our #feahteredfriends out there :)













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This week I feature to you @lourdeshd6. She is a Steemian from Mexico that mostly posts beautiful flowers and macrophotography from insects. There are some nice landscaped too. All of her pictures are taken within her home region in Mexiko. To give you some input about her work, so that you can make your own impressions on her, I show you one beautiful flower and one macro from her blog. In the case you love motives like these, and I know you do, go and check out here blog ^^




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


Previous Participants :

@akinome @alinix @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @atomcollector @bahttg @bigsambucca @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @cocolefleur @davidesimoncini @dkkarolien @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @hangin @iamraincrystal @ireenchew @isabelpena @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @justclickindiva @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @lighteye @manojbhatt @melinda010100 @mintymile @molometer @myjob @mysteriousroad @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @paradigm42 @phortun @qwerrie @redheadpei @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @s3rg3 @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @viking-ventures @wongbraling

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.


Best wishes,

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Thank you for selecting my post among these many wonderful photographic experiences in amazing nature.

How very much we have to be grateful for, look after and enjoy @adalger

Feathered Friends is most definitely another wonderful place to share with @melinda010100


  ·  2 months ago (edited)

hehe, your entry was such a nice one ^^ thank you for the tip ;) .. by the way, do you know if something already happened after this post to the eggs in the last picture ?

Still suspended exactly the same, no movement yet. I have a feeling this may be some type of spider.

Thanks so much for the #featheredfriends mention, @joanstewart! Congrats on your well deserved and inspirational win!

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Congratulations to the winners.
Thanks for mentioning and honorable mention :-)

Hey there @bucipuci ^^ .. Nice to see you around.. You had such a great hope philosophy entering :) .. I really hope you will go on with your great encouraging post! ^^

I hope I can take a picture of something. I hate to go to the archive :-)

Hehe, there will be always something nice out there if you dare to look ^^ .. As I know you, you will write a nice philosophy to nearly everything, hehe :) .. Greetings to Czech!

Thanks for the encouragement and greeting :-)


You have been supported by members of the SBI community that follow this new plan of action.

Thanks for being a part of this awesome community. Keep on doing what you are doing!

That's is a great initiative !! .. some people really do not understand what SBI is all about .. it can be so discouraging nowadays .. I would really like to support your initiative more, but I am already supporting #steembasicincome to a quite high extend, hehe ^^ .. if you ever read this @josephsavage, don't give up, you are doing a great job for everyone here on steemit ^^ .. I wish you the best luck @tristancarax !!

I understand.

Follow the dv trail if nothing else. If you are like me, then that dv trail has been sitting around attracking dust. It's time that thing was put to some use.

  ·  2 months ago (edited)

Hmm, a downvote trail ? I actually do not like the idea to counterattack downvotes with downvotes .. why don't you create a upvote trail instead that you use to upvote the corresponding accounts? This would need no delegation and if you get the right amount of people into it this it would have an great impact ? following a upvote trail is far easier for most steemians than delegating .. just an idea @tristancarax

The new plan has all of what you mention here.

I, too, don't like to dv that often. I'm also not a pacifist. These dv's from mmkk do hurt us as a whole for a variety of reasons. As stated in the new plan, your dv will go toward SBI attacks only. This helps to lower his rating (if it means much at all). It will also send a strong message that we are more unified and this crap needs to stop. If you see me abusing this in the future, you can always take away your dv.

Upvote (uv) trail is great and it is there in the new plan. The reason this fails is because most people set a limit on the amount they upvote, I believe judging from how I've set up my curation trail. Because I'm using my UV so that it goes down to 80% ( full recharge in 24 hours), most of the next 16 will only get an UV from me.

The delegation will ensure that they get something. Yes, I realize most people lack SP. But, if we are to focus and put into one delegation pot, then we do a lot to mitigate the damage being done.

This will, hopefully, encourage people to keep producing content.

After all this is done or at any time, people may freely (like I have a say anyways) take back what they have given.

Fantastic images and blogs! Thank you so much for the mention.
I was about to ask you @adalger when you will create the community hive and here we are, you have done it already.great news!

All your great entries are constantly motivating me ^^ Because of all of your efforts this community grew further and further.. And here we go @nelinoeva ;).. I am already exited about how this beta.steemit is going to evolve .. YOU ALL MAKE ME SOO PROUD !!

Thank you very much for your comment!
I am sure we will have a strong community in beta and hou are doing such a great job.

Would not have worked without you ^^ .. I am already exited how beta will work out.. So far I'm very optimistic :)

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Such a pretty collection of pictures again - love the one with the birds and the frost :)

Hehe, it is from @melinda010100, hehe ^^ .. I even believe that she can even speak to birds :)

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Beautiful photos and congrats to all! Thanks so much for your kind words @adalger and for the SBI. I really appreciate it.

Hehe, you really earned it with your super cute #feahteredfriends ^^ .. Thank you for the great sponsoring :)

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Wow! Such a great contest! And a great selection. Kudos to you and your team @adalger.

You nailed it my friend @melinda010100. I soooooo love the contrast of the red bird from the snow white surroundings. It's so beautiful! 😍😍😍

Thank you very much for that great compliment to our nature community.. I hope we can welcome you to one day ^^

Nice selection and congratulations to all.

Hey there ^^ nice you stopped by @kamrunnahar :) .. Today there are a lot of animal in the selection, and such funny ones too :) .. This week for sure cast a smile upon faces, hehe

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Hey there @njord! Thank you for this ^^ .. I left you a longer comment on your newest post :)

Hey there @redheadpei ^^ .. Thanks for using the community tag for this post .. I wonder when the full beta of steemit will be available :) .. Now let's see which amazing entry is waiting for me this time, hehe :)

Haha, nothing otherworldly this time @adalger.

Hehe, are you sure?.. Just read my comment on you excellent raven post ^^

Loved the connection to Odin. 😊

Thank you very much for your nice words! And your support!

Hehe, you are most welcome ^^.. I am really thankful that you choose to post this series of amazing animals portraits for the contest :)

Congrats to all winners and thanks for the honorable mention :) So many cool shots here! Great round.

Hey there @phortun ^^ Thank you for your amazing giant rhinoceros beetle .. I saw your post about the Chinese paddlefish fish ;( .. soo sad, but unfortunately true .. thank you for that great content, its a precious blog ;)

Thank you for this nice feedback and for hosting the contest :) Cannot wait to join this week´s round :) See you around!

Ohh, I am waiting for it ;) .. lets see what it will be this time, hehe ^^

Congratulations to all the winners.
Most Beautiful and Amazing Nature photos...!!!!!!🌿

Hey there @annephilbrick .. it is always nice to see your name written here ;) .. have you seen that we finally have a community now ? ^^

🦉I just joined....🤗
Thank You..!

You are welcome ^^ .. Thank you for joining in .. finally my naiv thoughts and attempts to being able to unite you nature lovers out there seems realisable .. I actually never believed that this is possible .. I am sooo happy about it .. you are all so awesome ^^ .. I cant wait for the beta to come ;)

It's very exciting and awesome..!!
🦉 :-D


Congratulations to the inspirational winners of the latest round of the Amazing Nature Contest!
It's wonderful to see many friends' names amongst the winners as well as newcomers!

hehe, it is also a pleasure to hear that this platform created so many friends amongst like minded people ^^ .. I always try to mention a feature in every announcement. So if you ever encounter someone who you thing deserves a feature, newcomers preferably, do not hesitate to mention them to me ;) .. I wish you a good week out there @ninahaskin !

Wow! More beautiful posts and photos!


Hehe, as always @kaminchan ! .. Nice to read you here again :) I hope you are doing fine and wish you a great week ^^

Those are some amazing pictures. Loved them! Nice work peeps.

Beautiful pictures. nature sure is grand.

hey there @farm-mom ! .. I am glad you found us here ^^ There are indeed always great and amazing pictures to explore here on the contest. They are all great nature bloggers and I am sure that you will find some interesting blogs in their rows if you dare to browse them ;) .. Thank you very much for stopping by, hehe ^^

I love a contest like this, good job. Thank you! My entry!

hey there @haastrecht ^^ .. Thank you very much for this beautiful entry ! Those are some really beautiful light play you show us there ;) .. Also, thank you very much for using the new community tag. I know that beta.steemit is not yet completely implemented, but you are doing the #amazingnature community a huge favor this way "happy " .. I hope you are remembering our little community in the future. It is there for all you nature photographers out there, such as you and your friend Joyce, and it would make me so happy if I could contribute a little bit in bringing you all together here on steem ^^

Have a nice week out there in the beautiful nature of the Netherlands ;)

What a great week !!! Congratulations to everybody! Very nice stories and photos!

Hey there, thank you for your entry @annephilbrick ^^

Your most welcome...!!!!!

  ·  2 months ago (edited)

Hello everyone ^^

Thank you all for another great week full of amazing nature and welcome to another round ^^

Today I have to announcements for you:

First Announcement :

The vlog format will be implemented into the contest series. So all your vloggers out there will be able to fully join the contest too. It is separated from this one. For more information you can read the vlog Announcement post that will come later that day after I wrote it up ^^

Second Announcement :

We have a Amazing Nature community now. It is for all great nature post and not only for the contest. If you want to join the community you can find it here :
You are free to join us there ^^ If you want to post in the community all you have to do is to use the #hive-127788 tag as first one. If you want to use it for the contest, just put it prior to the #amazingnature tag. Using #hive-127788 as first tag will automatically put your post into the community. This is not mandatory so you are free to still use just the #amazingnature tag as first one for contest purposes ^^

I wish you all a great week and best wishes!

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Thank you very much for this Fairy Tale like pictures from the Khakass Steppe .. I am glad you found the contest and decided to enter ;) .. I hope we see you around more often 11

Hello @adalger! <3 This is my entry for the contest :) I'm glad I could participate, and I really enjoyed seeing the winners and honorable mentions' photographs, they are surely wonderful.


Hey there @mariacaffrey ^^ Thank you so much for this entry of the herons ;) This is an excellent capture !


Hey guys, here is my entry for this round :)


Full post (with 24 more photos of iguanas :D) is here.

Thank you very much @phortun for this big photographic collection and the informations about of the Black Spiny Tailed Iguana ^^

Thank you for your entry about the mosaic ^^

Thank you for your entry @bucipuci ^^ I am going over in a short while.. I am glad you still managed to enter this week ;)

This week I was not able to take pictures so I had to archive :-)

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I am CLOSING the ENTRY window now

The VOTING will START in the SteemTerminal Discord soon ^^

Thank you all for participating this week ;)

Best wishes,

Demasiado bellas esas imágenes. Felicidades a todos!!