Amazing Nature Contest - June 2020 - #03 - CLOSED
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 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 🍄.
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 therefor 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:
- ... Surprise us ^^
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 @engrsayful.
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 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. I will engage as a judge in case of a draw ^^
THIS WEEKS WINNERS
This weeks winner of the contest is @engrsayful for his entry about Bangladesh and the amazing element of water . A wide area of the world, about 75 percent, is covered with water. Most of it is sea or saline water, and only a few areas feature sweet water. Bangladesh is land of rivers and they have a lot of them, which are a fantastic source of sweat water. But there are also many lakes in the upper hilly areas that form out after the rain. In his picture he shows us the famous Kaptai Lake of that surrounds nearly the whole area of the Rangamati District. This makes the lake the best way of travel and a crucial part for economics, so that people come to the city area from their village by boat for all kind of purposes, such as education, shopping, work, and more. This area is even so popular that a huge number of people from whole country and abroad are coming to visit it regularly, and of course they're traveling around there by boat ^^ Thank you very much for sharing this great information and some pictures of the amazing nature of Kaptai Lake with us ;)
This most wonderful little bird was submitted to the contest by @farm-mom. She found this amazing Hummingbird returning to Upstate New York after his winter holiday further south, stopping by at the Jurg farm for dinner. Luckily for them the feeders are always filled with a blend of liquid nectar ^^ Therefor she uses a powder that is blended with all the nutrients that Hummingbirds need to thrive and in return she is blessed with the enjoyment of the company of these amazing birds, with their beautiful colors and their tiny little bodies, with wings that flutter at light speed. These Hummingbirds for sure are amazing creations of Mother Nature, not just for their beauty, but also their speed, agility and endurance. Plus, they are just cool to watch. Thank you so much for these great entry @farm-mom ! It is so great to see people around the world who are so engaged in helping out our little fellow creatures on this planet ;)
This week we have a wonderful story by @fmbs25 about the power of destruction and creation of life that water and rain possess. The story is about a farm in an emergency that was literally on fire with the result that one of the cattle farms had simply lost all the grass that they annually plant for the cattle and their horses. Even the side of the road was totally burned ;( .. But after all that destruction i started to rain and the recreation stated. There are already some grass sprouts on that farm, and also some trees are showing sprouts, but not all unfortunately. Even those hills, that were black in its entirety, are green again. This without a doubt is part of the miracle of the rain and although the crops have an irrigation system, the rainwater seems to have a kind of vitamins that makes them grow and prosper much faster ;) .. Thank you very much for this amazing story about the power of destruction and creation of life ^^
This week feature is about @dswigle. She has a wonderful blog that is stuffed with amazing posts about flowers and some really beautiful pictures of them. Her passion of flowers is even so intense, that she is also the host of the Always a Flower Community, a great place to admire the beautiful world of flowers! Just click the community link and go look for yourself ^^ .. But here are some examples of her beloved picture motives from her blog ;)
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:
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 @alicargofer @alinix @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @antoniarhuiz @atomcollector @bahttg @bashadow @belkisa758 @bigsambucca @borjan @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @carolinacardoza @chetanpadliya @cocolefleur @crazyandy @davidesimoncini @derekrichardson @dkkarolien @dzoji @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @farm-mom @fmbs25 @futven12 @godlovermel25 @haastrecht @gingbabida @hangin @iamraincrystal @insense @ireenchew @irionet @irvet @isabelpena @jesuslnrs @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @julianhorack @justicexxx @justclickindiva @kalemandra @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @letalis-laetitia @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @lorennys @maloustau @manojbhatt @manorvillemike @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @mintymile @misschance @mllg @molometer @mondoshawan @monowar @myjob @mysteriousroad @naty16 @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @oizaguirres @offgridlife @olivia08 @oredebby @paradigm42 @pavelsku @phortun @porters @pradeepdee6 @qwerrie @racarjoal @razeiv @redheadpei @rosanita @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @shuvo35 @starjewel @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 ^^
DNA - Densifying Nature-Appreciation :
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"
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 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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