Amazing Nature Contest - September 2020 - #04

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Authored by @adalger

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 is 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 write up a post and explain how amazing nature is for you personally ^^

What is the Purpose of the Contest ?

I am a huge nature-lover and really enjoy taking pictures of all the lovely things that surround me every day, no matter if plants, animals or landscapes. Hive to be a brilliant place to watch these while simultaneously reading and learning 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. This contest attempts to collect all those beautiful snapshots and their amazing stories in a weekly compilation so that you all can 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 and the @fungilovers communities.



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Contest Rules :

  • 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 to manage a family there are no fixed UTC times.The window can open in a wide range between 10 am - 10 pm and also close accordingly ^^

  • The AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY is there FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU. We would highly appreciate it if you share your great nature content there with us! .. The contest is located there as an integrated part and special community 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 ^^



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Prizes to Win :

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

I will 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 ^^). This way you will have a nice compilation of them all. As an special feature, the new title picture will be created from the entry of the contest winner. This time it is from @keuudeip.

How are the Winners chosen ?

The voting on 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 are the lucky winners. I will engage as a judge in case of a draw ^^



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THIS WEEKS WINNERS


The winner of this weeks contest with his very first entry is @keuudeip who entered the contest with some beautiful seashells."Another seashore, another seashell." Seashell are the shells of sea creatures used as a protective outer layer. At this point they have already died or been preyed upon by other animals and their shells then stranded on the seashore sand due to waves or rising tides or have been trapped by fishing nets and broad to the shore by the fishermen that threw them away.These seashells have their own inner beauty, both in terms of shape and color, and @keuudeip could not hide the admiration for them. Thank you very much for entering the contest and for sharing these beautiful shells with us ^^


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@keuudeip


The contest netry from @nelinoeva show us some great pictures from #featheredfriends, such as the Eurasian Wryneck, Starling, Passerine Bird and the Spotted flycatcher. They were taking on the road of "Via Pontica". It was once an ancient road built by the Romans alongside the Black Sea coast starting from Byzantium (now Istanbul) through Bulgaria up to Romania.Now the name Via Pontica stands for the second largest route for migratory birds in Europe, a well now route for birdwatchers from all over the world ^^Thank you very much for this feathery entry from you ;)


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@nelinoeva


Here we have another entry from @porters from one of her visits to the nearby ponds and we are not disappointed for there were a number of flocks of ducks and duck families. Her visit even got got an extra surprise as flocks of Geese started coming in landing on the pond followed by a huge flock of Canada Geese and then by Snow Geese, which created a real goosenado! Thank you very much for another entry from you ^^


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@porters




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HONORABLE MENTIONS



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@amandaj



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@sreypov



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@kohsamui99



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@dannewton



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@tripode



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@betterthanhome



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@naty16




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Amazing Nature Community :



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The Amazing Nature Community is dedicated to all you Nature Lovers out there and is the place FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU, no matter if Zoology, Botany, Landscapes or Philosophy ^^ You will also find the entries to the contest there.


AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY

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.

@adonisabril @akinome @akukamaruzzaman @alexanderfluke @alicargofer @alinix @amandaj @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @antoniarhuiz @atomcollector @axeman @bahttg @bambuka @belkisa758 @betterthanhome @bigsambucca @blueroad @bold-n-italics @borjan @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @carolinacardoza @chetanpadliya @chocolateskorpi @cocolefleur @crazyandy @daniela16 @daniella619 @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 @keuudeip @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 @oks2crypto @olivia08 @oredebby @paradigm42 @pavelsku @phortun @porters @pradeepdee6 @qwerrie @racarjoal @rafaelgreen @razeiv @redheadpei @rosanita @rosangelaperez @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @sreypov @starjewel @sunscape @s3rg3 @thebigsweed @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @tripode @trincowski @trudeehunter @truelovemom @viking-ventures @vincent21 @whatisnew @wongbraling @xaynie-jutt23 @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 ^^



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DNA - Densifying Nature-Appreciation :



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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 @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 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 ^^


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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Hallo everyone !

Today is the first time that I actually post the contest from the @hive127788 account instead of my own one ^^ .. As you have been reading in my last community announcement post there will be quite a lot of changes now, hehe .. I will still host the contest as usual, so do not worry about it, only the main account has changed. But this changes will be for the benefit of the whole community. Everything will not be run by a single person anymore which in our opinion is a necessary step to evolve forward as a team and community of nature-lovers ;)

From now on there will be also weekly curation posts from the @hive-127788 community account too, also it still may take some time until everything works as it is still very fresh and has to be discussed and developed .. so please be patient with us ^^ .. This post here is my first tryout post to see if the new ideas are working as planned ^^

The new Moderator team of AN will be @adalger, @bucipuci, @juanbg, @nelinoeva and @redheadei, everyone taking on another task using the AN account. As mentioned I will still focus on the contest. If you are interested in the changes and missed out the post, here it is: Community Announcement Post .. I am glad that you all left only positive and constuctive critics there ;) .. There will be active AN curation including some tipping in form of Hive tokens, DNA-curation, as well as OCD-forwarded curation. There is also the contest here and depending on how everything evolves, even more specialized thematic or contrast based contest/challenges and more ^^

OK, this announced, please enjoy the very first contest that is presented by the Amazing Nature Community itself ^^

Best wishes,
Adalger

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Any change is positive, I think it will be good for the whole community.

In my case, it is my wish to continue striving to make good quality posts and also to do what I can for the members of this incredible community.

Once again, @adalger thank you for all the support you have given me and also all the support you give Amazing Nature!😁🐬

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It was a real pleasure to be hosting amazing nature up to today ^^ .. now we finally have a substantial moderator team including own AN-curators, DNA-curator, Nnature-News-Bulletins" and still one contest 🙃 .. But I have the feeling that this is still just the beginning of something far bigger that still has to evolve .. lets make this Amazing Nature community into an Awesome Amazing Nature community ^^

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Funny I have been checking your personal account, watching for the new contest posts, thought you were just late with it so I went ahead and posted my post into the community and walla! There was the contest post!

Love the idea of running from the community account and having curations for there is a tremendous amount of awesome nature photos coming into this community! You have done an awesome job of hosting this contest and it's good to see you branching out and having a team effort! Thank-you for all you have been doing supporting nature photography!

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Thank you very much @porters ^^ Without all this awesome support of the Hiveans out there I would have never been able to fulfill my dream of bringing all the nature lovers out there together ;) .. And now we are sooo close to finally bring a real and amazing community to life, with an own curator team and much more !! .. This is sooo amazing ;) .. I will promise to never stop to improve this community on all edges to make it even a little bit better every day 😁

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Thank you very much. This is a great honor for me. From the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate it. Something extraordinary happened to me because of the wonderful Amazing Nature community and their amazing stakeholders. Congratulations to all my fellow contestants who actually also have extraordinary content. Thank you all so much.

And my entry for this round:

The sea turtle, an admiration for a threatened beauty

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Thank you very much!

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Congratulations, @keuudeip
I was sure that you would win, when I went through your post, I found excellent images and a naravilloda story that made me fall in love with the place.
Hugs.

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Thank you so much, @amandaj. In fact, I wasn't sure it was so good to get such high appreciation. Perhaps, indeed, not. But I am grateful that it was beyond my expectations. What I am so sure is that you are an amazing person. Cheers! Oh by the way I got busy looking for the meaning of naravilloda. What do you really mean by that word? I do not understand. Does it look like Novillada in Spanish, or what exactly is it? 😅😀

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Hahahaha, I wanted to say wonderful, a thousand apologies but public from my phone and the words come to life.
We don't keep writing.

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Oh hahaha 😄. Never mind. It happens a lot. I was just curious about something new that I didn't know.😃 Thank you for the clarification, and I was always delighted by your respectful and wise words.

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🌞🐢
Congratulations to this weeks Winners and Honorable Mentions.
All Fantastic, wonderful and amazing entries...!!!
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As always. Great pictures. Hard to find a winner :-).
I congratulate the winners and pay tribute to all involved.

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Thank-you for choosing my duck and goose post to be among the winners! Congratulations to @keuudeip - I love your shell shots and @nelinoeva had some wonderful bird shots - great entries!

It always amazes me the variety of awesome photos that are entered and your honorable mentions - congratulations to them!

I have an entry for this week with the brilliant fall colors and a bright interesting sunset at: https://peakd.com/hive-127788/@porters/a-beautiful-sublime-sunday-bright-fall-colors-interesting-skies

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Wonderful golden autumn pictures.
I love the photo of the Moon very much. As for the star, I am impressed that you can make such a photo with your camera. Honestly I don't know what the dark circle in the middle is.

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I was really surprized that I could get some details on the close up of the star too and that there is a darker circle in the center. This is the second time the darker circle appeared when I got a close up of the star, so curious as to what it is!

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Amazing images and some unique shooting angles. Beautiful colors of nature before autumn. The autumn will carry with it all these colors from reality, but these images will keep them in memory until spring returns. An awesome touch that you actually did! Thank you for sharing, and congratulations on winning in previous contests. I really like the ducks in the wild, in their beautiful habitat.

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Thank you for your entry @porters, showing us how autumn is slowly crawling to your place ^^

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Beautiful captures of how Jack Frost painted the trees in your area @porters. Thanks for sharing the changes autumn brings.

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@porters, beautiful and spectacular the sunset photo, I love this photo, it is as if the sky breaks into layers and rises two dimensions, thanks for sharing and many successes in the contest.

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The milkweed is important to butterflies and insects.. I could use some of those seeds that are dancing in the wind to plant here,

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