Amazing Nature Contests - August 2020 - #01 - CLOSED

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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 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! .. 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 ^^


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 ^^



The winner if this special edition is @engrsayful with his entry about how he initiated some tree planting and vegetable cultivation during the last 4 months.
He actually grew quite a lot there starting from plants and vegetables up to trees as the lemon, mango and guava tree. Thank you for this entry, which is stuffed with some great information and far more great pictures about his planting efforts ^^




The entry from @porters this time is about planting trees. In her area there has been trees which are healthy toppling over because the area they are growing in has so much moisture that the ground has soften and has been like that for quite a while. When the wind begins to blow heavy the trees usually sway in the wind but with the swaying they now are up rooting. Seeing all that moisture she planted willows and red dogwood along the lane to help soak up the water and actually there has been quite a succession of growth in what is now wet areas! Thank you very much for this great story ;)



The entry from @elitogold is about the yearly planting of leafy vegetables organic foods. These pictures here show some tomatoes and in the accompanying text you can read everything about how they were actually grown and also receive a great recipe idea for Mung Beans. There is also some information about the tomato leafes, the camote tops, being eaten themselves. Thank you very much for this nice post from you ^^








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 @amandaj @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @antoniarhuiz @atomcollector @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 @fanyokami @farm-mom @fmbs25 @futven12 @godlovermel25 @haastrecht @gertu @gingbabida @glotokens @gohenry @hangin @iamraincrystal @insense @ireenchew @irionet @irvet @isabelpena @janettyanez @jesuslnrs @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @julianhorack @justicexxx @justclickindiva @kalemandra @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @kohsamui99 @letalis-laetitia @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @lorennys @maloustau @manojbhatt @manorvillemike @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @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 @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, 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 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,


Wow. I have won this week. Thanks

Hehe, congratulations @engrsayful ^^ It was a really nice post from you and deserved it !

Sorry for my late reply , but congratulations @engrsayful

You are most welcome

thank you for the entry @annephilbrick ^^

Your most Welcome :-D

Will he turn into a prince when I kiss him

🐸 Hello..!!
You have to catch him first !
A tall handsome Prince😍 would be great.

Haha .. But I am already here ! 😁

Amazing Nature ...!!!!!
Kissing a frog and a tall handsome prince just appeared... it really works...!!!!!!! Awesome.

Congratulations to the winners and their projects :-).

hehe, I am glad that we got some nice entries for the special ^^ A lot of green thumb power here :)


Well, looks like I missed out on posting to the Amazing nature hive but I thought you might appreciate the post in any event. Will be sure to keep an eye out for it in future!

Thank you very much for your entry ^^ .. and welcome to the amazing nature community ;)

Isn’t it great to see new members join in

Its really awesome .. Amazing Nature already grew sooo big now !! .. and I suppose that it will never stop growing from now on ^^ .. If there would not be things like the "real life" out there that we have to keep track on, managing this community and browsing through all the amazing posts would be the absolute dream job for me, hehe ;)

@moonunit good luck and great that you found your way to @adalger and this amazing contest
Blog soon

Congratulations to all selected for outstanding work in nature.

Welcome back @adalger hope your time away was enjoyable, sorry not around much of late, middle of July our ADSL lines were cut, still trying to install a setup that will work more efficiently (if not the same) for cellular.... will be back soon!

Hey there @joanstewarr ^^ .. I for sure had a great time and got a little bit rest, hehe .. unfortunately there are till some corrections for my thesis that I have to do until I can submit it again, so I have some more stressful weeks ahead, hehe .. It seems like a never-ending story !! .. just use the interweb free time to enjoy the nature around you .. next year we will both have some great posts to write ahead ;)

Nature never waits, nor do thesis unfortunately, once you start keep going...

When next you get a short break don't miss this series some amazing stories and photography!

hehe, thank you for this series tip ^^ sounds like the perfect one for a short break with just a few episodes ;)

Congratulations to all the winners, I wish you a nice week 😊
Big hugs.

Thank you .. I wish you a great week ahead too .. sending some hugs back ;)

Thank you very much 😃
Here is my entry for this week, I hope you will like it 😊

I do not have green fingers but I can imagine how much fun it must be when you are able to make things grow out of a small seed :)

Unfortunately I am really bad in those things too, hehe .. I rather admire the results and picture them ;) .. Also, whenever I dare to try I have to be very careful that my cats are not eating of the little sprouts ^^

Wow this is very interesting. I totally agree that nature is extraordinary. I'm trying to make something out of nature that's really extraordinary. Thank you for the information related to the contest.

Hi there ! .. You are always welcome to participate in the contest, or just leave your posts in the community feed ;) .. All nature lovers are highly welcome here ^^

Thank you for a very happy welcome. I try to participate in contests. I wish you good luck.

This AMAZINGNATURE post pleases me, maybe you too...😊


Thank you for the little hummingbirds ^^

Thank you... for

Congratulations @engrsayful! Lovely to see all that planting going on!
Thank-you so much for choosing my post for 2nd place and congratulations to @@@elitogold for 3rd place with more great growing!
I loved your bee hotel @brittandjosie and the lovely plants to attract them along with the butterflies. Glad you got an honorable mention!

I have an entry for this week at:
Blue winged teal and Bufflehead duck families 1 juvenile grebe.JPG

Hi dear thank you I had so much fun making the hotel. I am not fully booked though ! Congrats and now I am off to read your blog for this weeks entry

Your post was really awesome with last week topic

Thank you for this great tour through the cave ^^

Thank you very much for your entry @esomchi ^^

Hi @adalger, I hope you are well (and well rested after your little break!) I have missed a couple of weeks, but here is my entry for this weeks competition

Hey there @dannewton ^^ great to see you joining the contest again ^^ .. I am actually well rested now, but unfortunately I still have to do some corrections and add a chapter to my thesis .. This will be at least two more super busy months ahead, so it is not over yet, hehe .. But as my contract is running for the rest of this year this is quite a relaxed way to spend my time with the amazing opportunity to visit the botanical gardens on a daily basis ^^

Being busy is good, its better than being bored at any rate! The local botanical gardens sounds like a great way to relax :-)

Hi there @miguelmederico ! . Thank you for joining the Community and directly participating in the contest ^^ Your pictures look really great and I hope to find your name among the entries more often ;)

warm congratulations to the winners! and especially @elitogold
next time!

Thank you very much.

Hello everyone ^^

I am back from from my little break and really hope that you all enjoyed the special contest this time ^^ Thank you everyone for the participation in that round. This week the contest is back to normal, so please feel free to participate as usual again ;) .. I wish you all a great week ahead !

Best wishes,

Thank you so much for choosing my entry! My lucky day.

You are welcome ^^ ..congratulation on a winning place and thank you very much for your entry to the special ;)

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Hi, I am sorry for not being active lately. Seems the time is not enough for all I want to do.
Now i am back with a post about insects.

Haha, the time problem .. I could sing a whole hour long song about it too, hehe ^^ Maybe we should hire some assistance who wrap up our great photos into posts, like ghostposters ;)

Haha, I think that would be a good idea 😉😄
I thought that I am good of managing my time, but now it seems I am not. 🤔🤑