Amazing Nature Contest - June 2020 - #01 - CLOSED

in hive-127788 •  2 months ago  (edited)

Hello Nature Lovers !

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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 to take pictures of all the lovely things that surround me every day, no matter if those are plants, animals or landscapes. I found Hive 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 and fast paced times we are living in.

This #amazingnature contest 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 🍄.



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Contest Rules :

  • Please join the Community and POST your entry INTO the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY. This makes it a part of it and visible to all other members of the community. You can add the #amazingnature TAG after it if you like.
  • 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 therfore 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! .. But the contest is also located in this community as an integrated part and special feature .. You can also still use the #amazingnature tag if you like.

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 ^^



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Prizes to Win :

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

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 @annephilbrick.

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 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. I will engage as a judge in case of a draw ^^



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THIS WEEKS WINNERS



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@annephilbrick



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@bucipuci



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@zhanavic69




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HONORABLE MENTIONS



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@porters



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@seadbeady



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@yskar



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@rosanita



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@engrsayful



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@godlovermel25



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@fmbs25



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@gingbabida



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@isabelpena



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@shuvo35




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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 many entries to the contest in there. It has the #hive-127788 tag and you can find it here:

AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY

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 to 20% for 2 daily upvotes at the moment. I still reserve some voting power for manual curating on nature content when needed.

Previous Participants :

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 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.

@akinome @alexanderfluke @alinix @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @antoniarhuiz @atomcollector @bahttg @belkisa758 @bigsambucca @borjan @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @carolinacardoza @chetanpadliya @cocolefleur @crazyandy @davidesimoncini @derekrichardson @dkkarolien @dzoji @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @farm-mom @fmbs25 @futven12 @glotokens @godlovermel25 @haastrecht @gingbabida @hangin @iamraincrystal @insense @ireenchew @irvet @isabelpena @jesuslnrs @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @julianhorack @justclickindiva @kalemandra @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @letalis-laetitia @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @manojbhatt @manorvillemike @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @mintymile @misschance @mllg @molometer @mondoshawan @myjob @mysteriousroad @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @oizaguirres @offgridlife @olivia08 @paradigm42 @phortun @porters @qwerrie @racarjoal @razeiv @redheadpei @rosanita @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @shuvo35 @sunscape @s3rg3 @thebigsweed @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @trudeehunter @truelovemom @viking-ventures @vincent21 @whatisnew @wongbraling @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 ^^



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DNA - Densifying Nature-Appreciation :



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DNA is an organization, managed by @medro-martin, 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 INFORMATIONS. For these informative posts they offer a CURATION SERVICE using the @dna.org 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?


FEATHERED FRIENDS COMMUNITY

FUNGI LOVERS COMMUNITY

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"



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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:

THE TERMINAL DISCORD

It is a great location for LEARNING ABOUT STEEM, 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 also host the REDFISH RALLY, a funny challenge for all those that are new here to the world of Steem. 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 ^^


THE TERMINAL COMMUNITY

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,
Adalger


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Awesome photos, I love all of them. Here is my entry for this week - https://hive.blog/hive-127788/@starjewel/amazing-sunset-over-northern-leeward-islands
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Some excellent looking photography of Amazing nature has own the contest great

Thanks for entering with this amazing experience ^^ .. I can imagine how great a time you must had ;)

Thank you for this contribution.. And welcome to the community @oredebby ^^

Thank you for entering the contest ^^

Hi, hope you are doing well @adalger.
My post for this week is here

https://peakd.com/hive-127788/@nelinoeva/can-the-bad-weather-be-amazing

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Thank you very much for this entry @nelinoeva ^^

Hi friend @adalger

Here I leave mi proposal for this June 2020 week 01

https://peakd.com/hive-127788/@librepensadora/my-puppies-or-amazing-nature-contest-june-2020-01-english-espanol

Have a good day

Thank you very much for this super cute puppy post @librepensadora ^^

Your Welcome friend @adalger

Thank you for this inflorescence compilation ^^

Welcome 😀

Thank you for this little tiger , hehe ^^

Thank you for these droplets ^^

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Thanks @akinome for this great compilation of great animal expressions ^^

Thank you🤗

Wow this so nice captured of squirrel..and you have also a good collection of natura.i also want to participate in that contest

It is always nice to see nature from other views and motivations, so it would be wonderful to see an entry from you ^^ .. Great you found the contest and welcome !

Thank you so much for invite me. I am appreciate you really

Hehe 😋 .. I am already exited how your entry will look like and what it will be about ^^

Obviously it will about nature.i'm also excited to participate

This pictures are beautiful to watch. The contestants really have amazing natures all around them.
Kudus to the winners
@adalger thanks for hosting this

Great to hear that you are enjoying the contest ^^ .. There are always some awesome entries here and you will not be disappointed if you are looking for it here 😁

I'm sorry for the problems you encounter. Hope you get it through in due time. 😊

Thank you for the honorable mention. 😊😊

Thank you @gingbabida ^^ .. The world we are living in is really getting crazy nowadays .. We are living in weird times, but also with great tools live mobiles and social media.. Quite exiting aera

Yes, the world we live in will actually advance from bad to worse. 😢 A sad truth. Yet, a bright future is in store for us. 😊😊

🤗🐿
Thank you..!!
@adalger and the DNA Community
Congratulations to everyone..🌞🦋 !
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You are welcome @annephilbrick ^^ .. I figured out that you end up in the winners list quite often, hehe .. Glad you found DNA and all its great little communities within.. Its suits so perfectly to you 😉

So many cute animals big and small! Those squirrels are really spoiled with a bucket of food!!

Haha, it is kind of bribing 😅.. But with great results 😉

Thank you for this nice entry from the life at the water sites ^^

Guaooooooo feliz con mi premio jejeje gracis por el apoyo. AHorita presento problemas grandes con la internet no se cuando pueda publicar el asunto esta en que las imagenes no quieren cargar esto de ahorita es una chepa como decimos en Venezuela Felicitaciones a los demas ganadores gracias de nuevo @adalger y el equipo de #dna

Thank you for another great entry from you @engrsayful ^^

You are most welcome

Hi I came across this contest from posts on #amazingnature and never knew it's already June series.

Here is my entry from my morning walk

https://esteem.app/amazingnature/@pradeepdee6/sometimes-the-little-things-in-life-are-more-than-enough

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Thank you very much for these beautiful macros ^^

Thank you for another amazing entry to the contest ^^ .. These are some great nesting pictures .. and thanks for the great supporting information too ;)

Thanks. 😘 It appears that your contest continues to grow! There are always some great entries! ❤️

Hehe ^^ .. Never expected it, but its great! .. and the DNA server is filling every day too 🎉 .. If it goes on like that there will be all nature friends and communities there one day.. This would be soo awesome 😁

It is fun to watch the DNA Discord Community grow! I see a bight future there for all of us nature lovers! ❤️

Thank you @adalger for appreciating my Amazing Nature Entry and for the Honorable Mention. God Bless!!!

You are welcome.. I wish you a great week ahead 👋

Thank you for entering with these beach pictures ^^

Congratulations to all the winners :)

Hi there @misschance ^^ .. thank you for stopping by, I am sure this will be a hard voting this time again ;)

Congratulations to the co-winners and thank all the voters :-). I was honored to participate.

congratulations for being chosen with you water droplets @bucipuci ^^

Thank you :-).
Btw. A drop of water could also appear in the logo for Amazing Nature ;-)

I am a fan of water droplets,.. Noted it on my idea list ^^

:-).
I can't draw it, but I have an idea for the combination
drop
leaf of tree
crystal and
sun

Chipmunk is so cute

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^Thank you for entering with the mantis .. and welcome to the contest ;)

@tipu curate :)

Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 4/12)

Thank you very very much for this constant support to the contest @rozku ^^

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Thank you very much for this very complex and stuffed entry full of natures amazing beauties @borjan ^^ This is for sure a great entry ;)

Darn, I came so close to winning this time - but entering the contest is much more important than winning and my walk in nature is something nothing can take from me anymore - congrats to the winners - very much deserved :)

Hehe, you are always submitting so nice entries @seadbedy, but unfortunately the quality of the contest seems to raise from week to week and with sometimes more than 15 entries it is a real competition now ^^ .. Its so great to see how many nature lovers out there found the way here. I never expected that. but it feels soooo good to have them kind of united ;)

I have tried to recruit some people and if others did so too there will be a lot of people finding their way here :)

Thanks for the effort ^^ .. The community is growing every day.. I am sure mother nature is proud :)

There is so much going on in real life right now and I hope you make it through fine with what ever is challenging you right now Adalger!
Thank goodness we have nature to take us away from those every day concerns! Appreciate you hosting this contest and I have an entry for this week at: https://peakd.com/hive-127788/@porters/mypictureday-sublime-sunday-countryside-busting-into-bloom-and-more-feathered-friends
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Hey there @porters ^^ Thank you for entering again with a big post, a usual from your, full of the various aspects of nature from the region ;) .. Glad to have you here !

And you are right, a little walk in nature can blow away all our problems in a second. As I think so about it, nature actually had a great time of recovering during this whole sars-cov2 crisis. I just really really hope that all this lobbyists and industrial millionaires can change their mind in ripping our planet apart and polluting it, to give her a constant chance for healing. Compared to all my problems, this problem seem soooo big. But there is hope and I hope people grab the chance for survival and not for quick money ^^

I do hope they can get past greed and be more concerned about the welfare of all which means our environment too!

The healing of the earth is the silver lining in all this and hopefully people waking up to what is meaningful and to be valued!

I feel very fortunate to be living in the forest right now more away from all the craziness!

Thank you for this super cute entry about the little calf and the milking ^^

Thank you @adalger for creating this amazing contest where I can show everything I see in nature.

Hehe, you are very welcome ^^.. But without all of you, who are contributing constantly to the cintest and the community, this would not work so smoothly.. Thanks for that @isabelpena ^^

It is a pleasure friend @adalger, I am very pleased with this, I have it as a job hehe

Hi there everyone !

First of all, sorry for being late on the announcement post .. at the moment I am facing some problems in real life and they keep me so occupied and busy, that I only have just a little time left for Hive, also probably for the next weeks also .. But apart from that, thanks everyone for another great week of the contest and congratulations to the winners of this round ^^

I wish you all an amazing week, stay safe out there, enjoy nature whenever possible ^^ and best wishes !!
Adalger

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