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 Steemit 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 🦢.
Contest Rules :
- POST your entry INTO the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY. This makes it a part of the community and visible to all other members of the community. You can add the #amazingnature TAG after it if you like. The hive-tag of the community is #hive-127788.
- 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 my FINAL CLOSING COMMENT!.
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 therfore also close accordingly ^^
- By the way, the #hive-127788 TAG is still 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 Place : 3 SBI
- 2nd Place : 2 SBI
- 3rd Place : 1 SBI
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 @sunscape.
How are the Winners choosen ?
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 is the first entry ever by @sunscape and a really beautiful one too. She has such a beautiful hobby, namely rearing caterpillars from eggs into butterflies. Here she presents us the whole two week long metamorphosis cycle starting from the Monarch Caterpillar. She shows us the pupating stage, the phase when the chrysalis becomes already transparent and finally the transformation to and subsequent emerge as gorgeous Monarch Butterflies. This for sure must be an exiting and breathtaking moment to see them unfurling their wings and pumping them up to enlarge them for the first time. Thank you very much for finding this contest and entering with this entry about the Monarch metamorphosis.
Here we have the entry of @isabelpena about a hail that she experienced while she was at work. A hail is an amazing weather phenomenon that consists of dry rain without water droplets, but with failing ice instead. In Colombia it is very frequent to see a hailstorm since it rains a lot, but still a beautiful and exciting spectacular for young and old. But as beautiful as it is, it can still hurt if falling onto you in large amounts and cause also some damadge to the botany. Thank you for sharing this amazing weather phenomenon with us.
This entry here by @ireenchew is an great one. She perfectly uses a metaphor from the world of botanics and correlates it to the political situation in her home country. "If the roots are not strong and have the right soil, however the tree may grow, it would not produce good and sustainable harvest." The old government was replaced by the opposition party, which everyone assumed was fighting to make a better future for our children and would finally make it right after decades of misguided ruling. But again they were betrayed. Governments and their contant false promises seem to be an never ending story. Thank you for entering with this nice metaphorical post.
This weeks feature is about @sultan-aceh, a photographer from Aceh, Indonesia. In his blog he focuses on photography about flowers, but also shows many insects and beautiful landscapes. His pictures are always high quality shots and accompanied by some great text passages in addition. Here are some examples of what you can expect from him.
Amazing Nature Community:
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 44 Nature Lovers on the autovote, which is set to 17% for 1 daily upvote 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 @alinix @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @antoniarhuiz @atomcollector @bahttg @belkisa758 @bigsambucca @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @cocolefleur @davidesimoncini @derekrichardson @dkkarolien @dzoji @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @farm-mom @haastrecht @gingbabida @hangin @iamraincrystal @ireenchew @irvet @isabelpena @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @julianhorack @justclickindiva @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @letalis-laetitia @lighteye @leslierevales @lisfabian @manojbhatt @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @mintymile @misschance @molometer @myjob @mysteriousroad @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @offgridlife @paradigm42 @phortun @porters @qwerrie @redheadpei @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @sunscape @s3rg3 @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @viking-ventures @whatisnew @wongbraling
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 Steemians 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.steem 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 contest 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 ^^ But we hope that more nature related communities will join, or maybe some Steemians 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"
Steem Terminal Discord:
There is another initiative here on Steem that I would like to bring close to you as I absolutely love them, the Steem Terminal:
It is a great location for LEARNING ABOUT STEEM, Discord, and Steem-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 Steemians.
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 steemians on a daily basis, so that you don't have to search for them ^^
So why not joining us in the STEEM TERMINAL DISCORD? You will not regret it ^^
"Your one-stop location for learning about destinations in the Steem blockchain and Discord"