Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun: round 32

in Amazing Nature4 months ago

Hi there my Hivean friends and followers!

Welcome to the 32nd round of my special weekly photo challenge known as Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun :)

I know a lot of photo contests with nature as the main theme were/are/will be hosted by various people on the Hive blockchain but I wanted to come up with something more than just another photo contest where participants would submit their best natural photos. Therefore, I decided to go for quite an unusual concept that I am going to introduce in the following lines.

The aim of the Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun photo challenge is not to make you dig up your photo archives and submit the best pictures of nature that you have ever taken. Instead, I want you guys to go out and appreciate the beauty of our nature right now.

The internet (and the Hive blockchain as well) is flooded with picture perfect shots of landscapes, mountains, forests, beaches etc. taken years ago. But this is not what I want to see in this challenge. I want to see shots that may not be necessarily stunning but they must be fresh, proving that you have just physically spent some time outdoors in the fresh air. But remember that nature comes in many forms. It doesn´t have to be a pristine jungle or a deep remote forest. An urban park, a botanical garden, a little grove on the outskirts of your town - pretty much any place with some trees, plants, rocks, bodies of water or any other natural features would be just as fine ;)

Obviously, there is no way for me to verify whether the photo that you submit in the challenge is really fresh or if it was even taken by you so I am relying on your honesty guys. The prizes for the winners (as described below) are more symbolical than overly motivating so I don´t expect too much fraudulent behavior in this challenge anyway.

I want to keep the rules of this challenge as simple and benevolent as possible so let´s agree on just this:

Only one entry (photo) per person per round.

The photo must be yours and not older than one week.

Add a few words about the photo, at least where and when you took it.

You can start submitting your entries to this round in the comment section below from now until the next round.

Prior to publishing the next round post, I will pick 3 winners, give my full upvote on their entries and feature them in the next round of the challenge. As long as the response is not too overwhelming, I will also try to give some smaller upvotes on all of the other entries to reward all participants.

I might change the concept and/or the rules of the photo challenge later on, depending on how things go. I usually host the challenge on Thursday but when needed for some reason, I can host it on some other day so better check my blog regularly not to miss out on it ;)

To keep up with you guys, I submit my own fresh natural photo to every round´s post too :) Here is my contribution to start out this round.


This time, I am coming with some wannabe artsy stuff. Natural reflection on the Moravice River. I captured this photo while biking along the river a few days ago. There is a great biking path leading to the beautiful little town of Hradec nad Moravici here in the Moravian - Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. The town is famous for its unique chateau complex that consists of the Red and the White Chateau but it´s often crowded with people so I usually prefer biking in the natural surroundings of it.

In the last round, we had 7 participants. After some thorough consideration, I decided to pick these 3 winners:

@kohsamui99 with this entry:


My early morning jog this morning along the edge cliff of Cape Byron Bay the sun was just rising reflecting on the ocean and the crashing of the waves on the shoreline is all you could hear i love that sound of crashing waves just a peaceful feeling.

@bucipuci with this entry:


Here is a picture from today's (17.9.20) afternoon walk. Although it may not look like it, autumn is here. "Vaclavky" ends the summer. Photo taken near the Czech city of Ceske Budejovice.

@pardinus with this entry:


Back to the contest, and with a fresh entry! Been exploring the Algarve region, and visited yesterday a natural reserve, filled with birdlife. The bird photos will come later, but for now this is what the landscape looks like, with the village of Castro Marim in the background!

Congratulations guys! It was my pleasure to give you 100% upvotes on your entries :)

I am looking forward to what you will come up with in this round.

Have fun and appreciate the beauty of nature!

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My capture on the way home yesterday at Cua Dai Bridge, Hoi An, Viet Nam.

Amazing view. Thank you :)


This weeks entry for Appreciate beauty of nature is the colorful fly. Caught the red eyes after the rain in our jasmine flower plant. The flys appears more only when it rains and in a cool weather. I went to get some clicks of spider by found this colorful fly.
Photograph is not more than 3 days old. And Location : Harihar India.


Fascinating macro shot, thanks man :)

A unique attempt to mark the sunset behind the dry flower. Took few attempts before I got it perfect. My entry to Appreciate beauty,
The photo was taken in New Jersey last week


Very creative, I love it :) Thanks for your participation.


Three days ago I went to the forest on a quiet hunt. I was hunting mushrooms. The place was unfamiliar. Suddenly we came out to a forest lake. It was small, but very cozy and beautiful.

Три дня назад я ходил в лес на тихую охоту. Я охотился за грибами. Место было незнакомое. Неожиданно мы вышли к лесному озеру. Оно было небольшим, но очень уютным и красивым.

Beautiful place. Where did you take the photo?

This is a forest lake on the Karelian Isthmus (Leningrad Region). Favorite mushroom picking places :)

Nice! Not sure if this would be a valid entry to the challenge, but if that's the case, that's fine as well :) We went on a "last summer weekend" daytrip last Sunday as I expected the weather to drop quite rapidly after that (which is the case, this weekend predicts 15 degrees and rain). I enjoyed being in nature and made this post about it with a cool picture of a tree (I think its cool at least lol)..

Tree hills Sept 2020.jpg

Hey, welcome to the challenge :) Your write up is great but I cannot see the actual photo :) Can you please edit your comment and upload it up there? Thanks.

Yes, will do, sorry for that :)


Sun raising over the lake in France, close to the border with Luxembourg. Taken today morning while I had a walk after camping over night nearby.

Beautiful scenery, thanks for your continuous contribution :)

Byron Bay in N.S.W Australia could not be more beautiful then this now that summer is entering our part of the world there is going to be many great looking days just like this blue skies , blue waters and lots of sunshine , i took this photo on Sunday morning while on my jog along the Byron Bay cliff sides.


Hmm, good old Byron Bay :) Beautiful as always, thank you.

This morning i was on my way to the south of Thailand to see a friend of my i was just two hours out of Bangkok and one hour away from her house in Bangkok you can be a hour out of the city and you will see views like this mountains and rice paddies start to appear this was so refreshing to see everywhere in Thailand now the rice paddies are lush green till about November when the rice plants have turned a yellow color and are then ready for harvesting.


Nice one :) I like the mysterious fog :)

Thanks @phortun it does look mysterious 😁

Díky za vyhodnocení :-).

It would take an autumn picture at the beginning of autumn. The leaves are not very colorful yet, so I'll add a picture from this morning (9/24/20). Photographed near the South Bohemian town of Stráž nad Nežárkou. By the way, the local chateau was owned by the famous opera singer Ema Destinová.


Pěkná :) Ta mlha tomu dává takový lehce mysteriózní nádech :)

Fotil jsem co jsem měl po ruce :-)