Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun: round 4

in nature •  3 months ago 

Hi there my Steemian friends and followers!

Welcome to the 4th round of my special 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 Steem 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 go out and appreciate the beauty of our nature right now. The internet (and Steem 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. However, 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 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 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. Also, I haven´t reserved a fixed day for this challenge yet so it might be movable but it will definitely be hosted once every week.

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.


I took this photo in the Urban Park here in Ponta Delgada just yesterday while on my way to my favorite outdoor workout spot. I don´t know what these flowers are but they are now blooming all over the park.

In the last round, we had 6 participants (I am glad the participation is growing) so picking those 3 winners was not as easy as in the previous rounds but after some thorough consideration, I made my choice :)

The winners are:

@deepresearch with this entry:


This is one of my favorites glades, and just 15minuts walk from city centre! It's winter in Poland and I spend most of my time indoors so I'm glad you motivated me to go outside:) Photo taken yesterday afternoon.

@jjprac with this entry:


Dnes jsem vyfotil jednoho z prvních poslů jara při mé procházce do okolí Plzně. Foto zatím ještě nikdo neviděl :-) Květ podbělu.

@onlavu with this entry:


Last Sunday I went by the Natural Preserve of Lysá Hora (LH). Still under sufficient snow-cover. Sadly, as usual it is quite busy at LH, coachloads of people.

Congratulations guys! It was my pleasure to upvote 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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Ojcovian National Park, southern Poland, last Sunday, trip with my friends. This exsct spot is known as Cracovian Gate.

Awesome, looks very cool :) Thanks.

Jedna "náladovka" z dnešní večerní procházky :-)
Captured mobile phone east of České Budějovice.

Moc pěkná "náladovka-západovka" :) Můžeš ještě doplnit lokalitu? (stačí nahrubo ;)

Skoro jako vždy, pole kousek od domu :-)
Dám tam "nedaleko Č.B." :-D

Díky za doplnění ;)


Hi, i am glad to submit my photo of the woodpecker. I always admire watching the woodies pecking the trees. They are all around us and this particular one I found in the park in our neighbourhood. The photo is from Saturday in our ark in Varna, Bulgaria.


And this is the link to the post

Thank you for submitting this wonderful entry :) Can you just add where and when you took this photo here in the comment too please?

Sure, I will add now.

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Wow, I didn´t expect it on this one, thank you guys so much :)

Děkuji za ocenění ;-)


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Rádo se stalo, budu se těšit na tvůj další příspěvek :)

Vynasnažím se :-)

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This is my participation in round No. 4. Yesterday I visited the city of Asunción, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela, and on the way I made this beautiful image from a distance with my phone, of a very nice little hill with trees of different shades of colors. Nature is unique in its splendor!

I like it, thanks for your contribution :)

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Beautiful, will join for sure 😊

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Awesome, cannot wait to see your entry :)

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Congratulations to the winners.
Today's your contribution so beautiful with coloring flowers.
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Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 5/10 - need recharge?)

Thank you so much my friend :) Btw feel free to join this challenge, you have a lot beautiful natural photos :)

Congrats to all the winners and see you all in the next round 👍

That´s right, see you there :)

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Nature is amazing! Too bad this damn virus keeps me away from getting outside of my house often :(

Well we have no cases here on the Azores yet but I am really following the situation in Europe and it looks pretty bad :( How are you guys in Romania doing? There are over 100 cases in my Czech homeland, a 30 day nationwide emergency was just declared...

We have 59 cases so far but the number is increasing very fast. That's how we got 12 cases in a single day and another 14 in the next one. There are already 2 deaths but also 7 healed. Where I'm living now there are no cases but I don't know for how long...

I was yesterday at the market to grab some food (just the necessary products to cook something, not to isolate myself or get supplies) and there was nothing. Almost nothing. From a list with 20-25 products I barely found 5. I've never thought that I should by lots of stuff because I DO think about the others who maybe need something really fast and won't find because of me who grabbed everything from the shelf, but unfortunately not everything thinks that way and I can only wait a few days until I can find the needed products :(

Thank you for sharing your experience Gabriela, I really appreciate it. Your situation seems very similar to ours :( Stay strong guys.

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Today i was back at my favorite park Rama IX Park in Bangkok , it is always a joy walking around this beautiful colorful park more so now that it is spring time in this part of the world and am able to breath fresh air not viruses 😅 🌻 🌞


Such a lovely place :) Thanks for your entry and stay healthy :)

Thank you @phortun i love this park and thanks you stay healthy also 👍

Thank you @phortun for running this contest! Here is my entry.
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Took this last Thursday on a little walk at Whychus Canyon Preserve in Central Oregon. Appears to be an old tree that burned from the inside out. Perhaps from a lightning strike. Nikon D3300 with Lightroom processing.

More from that walk and the snow that came later in this post.

Very interesting capture, thank you :) Lightning strikes are a part of nature too :)

Můj další příspěvek pochází z dnešního dne. Využil jsem krásného odpoledne, abych navštívil s rodinou les v okolí Plzně.
Je to suchý borový les, kde můžeme potkat takový krásný zvrásněný pařez.


Teda ten je :) Bucík by na něj určitě hned nalepil oči :D Díky za účast ;)

Oči by mu slušely :) Rád jsem se zúčastnil ;)

Pěkné fotky. :-) Gratulace všem.

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Díky, rád tu uvidím i něco od tebe ;)

Dobře, pokusím se něco pěkného vyfotit. :-)

Hello @phortun,
Good morning, this picture was taken last March 14, 2020 here in the main high way of Sabya, Saudi Arabia. This road supposedly a very busy one and it was so hard to cross over going to the other side but we are on lockdown so this is the great scenario. Few cars passing and I did crossing quickly. When I was on the center island I noticed the natural beauty of the periwinkle flowers. This is the real color upon taken this photograph.

I hope you like it and thank you.

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Beautiful flowers, thank you :)