Amazing Nature Contest - March 2020 - #01 - CLOSED

in Amazing Nature7 months ago (edited)

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:

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

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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.












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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?

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Best wishes,


Well done to all entrants this past week wonderful insight into life, congratulations to first place @sunscape raising butterflies for the love of it.

It was an amazing week again ^^ .. Those buttehrfly raising was indeed a vert beautiful entry 😍

Most definitely, almost like butterfly farming to ensure they continue to enjoy summer in a garden filled with delightful flowers.

Thank you very much Joan, you know I love gardening for my butterfly visitors.

Tending to your butterflies all the way through is fascinating, a wonderful helping hand in nature.

Hi there everyone ^^

Thank you again for another beautiful week of the contest 🙏 .. Again there were some gorgeous entries 😊 .. Please do not forget to join the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY and also to POST your ENTRIES INTO IT.


I wish you all a great week and hope to read many amazing and beautiful entries again 😉

Best wishes,

Thank you so much for loving on my caterpillar babies @adalger. I do so love creating a beautiful habitat to help increase their numbers. Rearing them gives them a greater chance for survival than leaving the eggs on the plants. Thanks again for choosing my post.

Mother Nature surely looks at you with much live in her heart. Its so great to see how excellent you are caring for them 😁

Wow! Amazing selection @adalger. Congratulations @sunscape! 👏👏👏

I'm privileged to be a part of the honorable mention.. 😊 Thank you.

Thank you very much Gingbabida I am thrilled to have won this week.

You are welcome ^^ .. I hope you see some more from you in the community or even the contest 😉

Congratulations to the winners! Excellent photos in this edition!

Thank you so much

Hey there 👋 .. It is always so nice to see so many great post about nature every week. I am glad that you enjoyed this edition 😁


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Such wonderful entries again - gonna enter again this time too :)

Hehe, already saw you entry. Great Orca show 😍

Hey there @seadbeady 👋 .. Thanks for joining another week of the contest. Looks like you already were waiting for this sunday 😁 .. This is a beautiful post about the Orca Show 😍

Thank you for this great cave entry ^^ it has some beautiful light inside 😊

thank you ;)

Congratulations to the winners.
Very beautiful photos.
Fantastic entries everyone 💕😊..!!

Thank you Anne

Your most welcome ..!!
Most beautiful and truly amazing photos..🌞🤗

Thank you so much @adalger for highlighting & giving the vote of confidence here.
Nature is closer to our heart more than ever and in any forms, it relates to our reality more than ever.

This was such a great metaphor you were describing with those roots. I really enjoyed how you combined them 👍

Thank you for your great post about the redpoll @porters .. Great informative post full of beautiful pictures 👍

Congratulations to the winners and everyone involved for great shots :-)

What a great run again and my choice won !!! Great I have a great one for you. Almost finished !
Congrats on the SUCCES

Your selection?.. Makes me wonder if you are the "Sunshine" or the big "Heart" 😁 .. As both describes you well 😆 .. I am already looking forward to another "Great Brittish" entry from you 😉👍

I am blushing now

This post was chosen to be voted by THEUNION.

Thanks for your great upvote and constant support @theunion 👍.. You are great 😀

Do come by the UpFundMe Discord and drop your contest link into the Post Promotion-contest room. If you use the upfundme tag you may see a bit of support!

Ohh.. Thank you for reminding me @melinda010100 ^^ .. Remembers me to try out the lottery there 😁

Lotto is undergoing some big changes, but should be up and running again very soon.

Congratulations to my friend @sunscape for the first place award and thank you for the mine. I will never get tired of making good entries to this incredible contest with our amazing nature. I'm going to look for this one this week.


Thank you so much for this great and super informative entry about fog ^^

This is my entry to the contest participation...
Amazing Nature Contest Participation - March 2020 - #01

Thank you for another nice entry from you ^^

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for the honorable mention :)
Here is my entry for the March contest:

thank you very much for those roses @misschance. They look soo beautiful and for sure should watched during listening to that song ;) .. I see that you kind of confused the hive-tag .. I think that you missed out the "-" symbol .. I figured out already that the best way to post into a community is by choosing it on the upper side of the "write a post" runner. Afterwards you can resteem it into your blog if you want to have the exact same entry there also .. I wish you a nice upcoming weekend ^^

Hello @adalger my entry for this week's Amazing Nature's Contest

Thank you for that entry about the Porcupines ^^ .. This one looks soo cute ;)

Hello friend nature lover, me too, I have had problems with the Internet just found your concrso, even when there is opportunity, I would like to participate, the subject is free so I understand?

Hey there @zhanavic69 ^^ .. yes, the subject is free. Just look up the rules. It is important to state in your entry why the pictures you are showing are representing your personal amazing nature. Whatever the subject may be is up to you. Maybe something from Botany, Zoology, Landscapes or even a great philosophical text. If you have something created, just publish it into the Amazing Nature Community and also post a link in the next contest round (This one is closed now). I will publish the next round during this Sunday. This announcement post will be also linked to the community so that everyone can find it easily .. I am glad you found this contest and want to participate ;)

I love nature, I have the facility of the farm, the same one where the avocados are, that the times I go like this it is the same place, I always find something different, free birds, vegetation, fruits that are appearing, the foliage, there is every beautiful sunset... I love the natural thing... you will already see me in the contests that I like many... thus I did not win but to participate already is a triumph for me, to be read and seen. To show the natural beauty of my city, of my country...

Good to have you here ^^ .. Feel free to enter the contest as many times as your want with all that beauty in your country and on your farm ;) .. And feel at home in the Amazing Nature community

Congratulations to the current week's winners! A well deserved win! @sunscape 🌿🐛🦋

Hey there @akinome 👋 .. The contest always closes during Friday for the purpose of voting.. You can add this post for the next round of the contest that is already published. Just please read up the rules again, it is all written in there 😉

Ups Sorry🤗🌼