Hi there my Hivean friends and followers!
Welcome to the 63rd 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:
After a week of mostly cold and cloudy weather, we got a beautiful sunny day yesterday here in Krakow, Poland. I took advantage of it and went for a nice walk along the Wisla River where I captured this picture. As you can see, some flowers are already blooming but most trees are yet to sprout the leaves after the unusually harsh and long winter. Cannot wait to enjoy some peaceful "forest bathing" while being embraced by the green leafy giants :)
In the last round, we had 11 participants. After some thorough consideration, I decided to pick these 3 winners:
@ummehabiba with this entry:
It is basically a wonderful view of rural Bengal. The mother duck is preparing to return home in the evening with her babies. A few days ago I went to visit the village house. The picture taken at that time. Since I am a mother myself, I felt that this motherly picture was suitable for the contest. Good luck to everyone.
@trangbaby with this entry:
Thanks @phortun 😍 What a beautiful shot !! I'm glad that you had a well-spent time in Nature 💖Here is my entry round 62. I chased the sunset a couple of days ago at the same place but a different spot in Son Tra Penisula, Vietnam. It was a great day: clear sky, blue ocean, and stunning sunset.
@babeltrips with this entry:
Yesterday while driving to Hoi An, I passed this lovely cows along Furama resort in Danang, Vietnam. They looked happy to enjoy fresh grasses 😍 so beautiful and peaceful for me to see countryside life in the city like this 🐮🌿💚🥰
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!
I post this series in the Amazing Nature community, a great community for all nature lovers. Feel free to check it out ;)