Amazing Nature Contest - January 2020 - #01

in amazingnature •  7 months ago 

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 can be in the past episodes and there is still so much more to see ^^ .. To participate in #amazingnature 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 times we are living in.


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Contest Rules :

As this is a proper contest be so kind and follow those simple contest rules. Otherwise, to stay fair to those who do, I have to disqualify you from the winning places !

  • Use #amazingnature as FIRST TAG and topic of the post and CLEARLY MENTION that your post is an ENTRY for this contest. This assures that this contest can grow and reach out to as many nature lovers as possible.
  • All pictures that you use in your post have to be your own. You can use the amazing nature banner if you like or create your own.
  • Clearly STATE 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 below so all participants can find it easily and fully enjoy this weekly collection. You can add a picture if you like.
  • Please submit only one post per contest. Of course you can do more, but I will stick to one entry per Steemian.

Possible Topics :

As nature covers an extreme wide range there is really anything possible. Amazing Natures categories could be anything from the following topics:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Geology
  • Landscapes
  • Philosophy
  • ...

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 during the weekend. 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 @redheadpei.



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THIS WEEKS WINNERS



The winner of this weeks nature spirit special is @redheadpei with her true story about a nature tree spirit and a reminder that there is so much we don’t understand about our existence and that not only humans but everything in our universe has a spirit ... In her post she tells something about native Indian who refer to mother earth and her trees as a sacred Mother Goddess, about the Druids of Ireland who held the oak tree sacred and the ancient Celts who believe that we go into trees when we die, and more ... Her story is about this nature spirit in this tree that revealed itself as a warning to the seriousness of a dear friend’s health. It is a very touching story and the post is definitly worth a read !! .. Thank you so much for this amazing post @redheadpei .. by the way, there is another great entry about the spirits within trees by @bucipuci ^^

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@redheadpei



The second winner of this years nature spirit special is @akinome, not one of many words, but an excellent photographer which an beautiful blog to watch ^^ .. In his entry we see some different sections of frozen mountain lakes which nicely state how nature inspires our imagination. The spirit behind those fascinating structures for sure is an creative one. Maybe it is the same water, in all its states, loving little fellow who is responsible for the butterfly iCloud presented by @nelinoeva ^^ .. Thank you both for you entries ;)

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@akinome



Here we have the entry from @annephilbrick. It is such a lovely one that shows how flower buds unfold into beautiful flowers. For her it is deeply inspiring and also a great way to reveal one lovely nature spirit to us that surrounds us all wherever we might be ^^ But go an watch for yourself how this Scarlet Zinnia grows into true perfection ;) .. Thank you for this series ^^

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@annephilbrick



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HONORABLE MENTIONS



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@bucipuci



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@engrsayful



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@kamrunnahar



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@ireenchew



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@nelinoeva



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@paradigm42



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@kaminchan



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I thank all of you who participated in this week and hope that you enjoyed the Amazing Nature Contest. I am also looking forward to more excellent content to come and the start of a nice new Nature community. Of course the 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.


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Previous Participants :


@akinome @alinix @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @atomcollector @bahttg @bigsambucca @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @cocolefleur @davidesimoncini @dkkarolien @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @hangin @iamraincrystal @ireenchew @isabelpena @joebtc @johannpiber @justclickindiva @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @lighteye @manojbhatt @melinda010100 @mintymile @molometer @myjob @mysteriousroad @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @paradigm42 @qwerrie @redheadpei @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @s3rg3 @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @viking-ventures @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 it in the comments.


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Best wishes,
Adalger

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Here is my promised entry :)

This is the cover photo for the post but feel free pick any of the shots featured there.

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Thanks for hosting this great challenge!

Thank you for this amazing entry with those great pictures from Costa Rica!

This post was chosen to be voted by THEUNION.
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Thank you so much for another appreciated upvote ^^ .. you are the best :)

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Thanks for the inspiring competition and for placing in honorable mention.

You are welcome ^^ .. Thank you for your nice trees :)

It was a pleasure :-)

Hello, @adalger this is my entry to this nature contest : https://steemit.com/amazingnature/@wongbraling/exfoliation

I hope my share is helpful :)

Huhu ^^ thank you for the entry. I will look into it as soon as my coffee is ready :).. Have a nice week ☕

Another fantastic selection of entries, congrats to the winners for the well deserved awards.
Thank you for the mention, it is always a pleasure to enter the contest!
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Thanks for the kind words.. I am glad that you like it here and hope to see you also from time to time in the future :)

Definitely 😀
Your contest is very successful and there are always very interesting entries.
I am glad to be part of it.

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Very nice posts!

Yes they are ^^ .. Maybe I should try out more specials in the future :)

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Hey there ^^ nice to see another entry from you .. I will directly look into it now :)

Thanks for the feedback :-)

Very good posts and photos - Jo (@redheadpei) is a well deserved winner and the ice photos of @akinome are amazing 😊


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Thank you ^^ @redheadpei for sure did an amazing and excellent post ! .. It was really enjoyable to read through it, hehe :)

That's it - not only the photos make a good post - she has told us some good information and also a cool story 🙂


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Wow, have you been hosting this contest for a long time? I just came across it but it sounds like something I will love :) You can expect my entry coming soon for sure ;)

Hey there ^^ I have this contest already several months and it is so much fun to see all these great entries every week.. I would be glad to welcome another nature lover to our little family :).. I am looking forward to read from you in the future!!

Awesome :) Actually, I think the family of nature lovers is pretty big here on Steem, this blockchain tends to attract mostly amazing people with right mindset :D :)

I will try to find a slot in my posting schedule to fit in an entry for your contest. But in fact, most of my content is dedicated to nature and wildlife ;)

Cheers!

😊
Thank You..!
@adalger
And truly Thank You for hosting a very Beautiful and Inspiring contest...💕
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Thanks for the kind words @annephilbrick ^^ .. Those flower series was really beautiful.. also I found the bud to be actually a bit more interesting then the flower later :) .. This was really a great idea for the nature spirit special. I hope we will see your posts more often here.. we will not allow you to leave us now, hehe ^^

😊
Thank You for the kind words
@adalger !!
You can count on me to participate in the Amazing Nature Contest..!
I really truly enjoy seeing all the Wonderful entries as well. Inspiring..!
:-)

Congratulations to all participants.
It's interesting to see everyone different perspective of Nature's Spirit and the way it's being describe.. just fantastic !!

Nice selection and congrats of all.

Hmm...nice entries for this amazing contest.... missing:-(

Hehe, I am actually also missing some great philosophical input by you, hehe .. By the way, there is a new voting system now. I do not know how this will work out in the end, but as you are in the Terminal too, you can browse through the new chanel tomorrow and "smile" with us ^^

Hey there ^^ .. Do not worry about it. I am glad that in the end you found us my "deer", hehe :)

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Hey there ^^ Thank you for this great colourful entry :) .. and welcome to the first round of "community" voting within this contest, hehe :)

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Thank You..!!!
@adalger
It's Very exciting...!!
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Hey there everyone !

Thank you for another grest amazing nature week ^^ I am glad that so many if you participated on the specials. It was really fun to have some for this time of the year ;) .. so, lets start with the next week now ..

I hope you all reached the new year healthy and are filled with ambitions now for 2020 ! .. lets try to have a fun time all together ;)

Best wishes,
adalger

One !COFFEEA to warm up :-)

Thank you so much for your support!