Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun: round 191

in Amazing Nature4 months ago

Hey there my Hive friends and followers!

Welcome to the 191st 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. If you want to create a separate post as your entry, you can do that but please always remember to submit your entry in the form of a comment here in this post as well. I only check the entries submitted here as comments.

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. I also give some smaller upvotes on the other entries too so that all participants get rewarded for their engagement.

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:


It seems that autumn has finally caught up what it missed during the first weeks of its official season. The temperatures have dropped significantly, it´s mostly cold, rainy and foggy during the day and almost freezing (literally) during the night. Our mountains have just received their first snow loads of the season and here in the lowlands, Mother Nature has been busy painting everything with the beautiful autumnal colors. Two days ago, I went for a little hike to the Prokop Valley here in Prague, Czech Republic. It was a pretty chilly and cloudy day so even the places that were crowded with people until very recently were now empty. As usually when in the valley, I checked out the Prokop Creek as well. It´s just a little stream but I like it. It meanders through the bottom of the valley, burbling loudly and cheerfully. I squatted down on the shore and took some low angle shots of the creek. The one featured above was my favorite :)

In the last round, we had 9 participants. After some thorough consideration, I decided to pick these 3 winners:

@jlinaresp with this entry from Venezuela:


Hello @phortun friend!!! Here is my entry :) It is a female yellow-bellied seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis) which flew at the same time as I took the picture :) The photo was taken during a walk in a rural area near my village (Montalbán, Carabobo, Venezuela) on the morning of October 13th at about 8:30 AM. I made a complete post with more photos and my thoughts about the place and what it's like to wander along those roads. You can see it here: Hugs for all!!! ;)

@nenio with this entry from Chile:


The moon is at the beginning of its cycle, with the crescent fase. This photo shows our satellite above the sea with a sky with the typical colors of the twilight forming an interesting color gradient. This is part of this post: The photo was taken in Antofagasta, Chile yesterday.

@franzpaulie with this entry from the Philippines:


Casually stroll around Valencia mountain, Philippines, especially when the temperature in the city rises. I sneaked away to this backyard 3 days ago.

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!

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Hey you! Love the photo of the creek. I !love taking pics from the low perspective too. They have so much charm 😍

I’ve got the promised mushrooms for you this week. Took them a while to finally show up, but I managed to fill up my phone’s album for a few weeks of posting again 😁

That’s in Lordswoods, England, UK 💙

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Hey Fantagira! Good to see you here again :) That´s a lovely "fungal scene", thank you!

Thank you ☺️ Quite a lot of them popped up these weeks. Not many edibles, but make for pretty pictures ☺️

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Look at these cute ones!! So, you found mushrooms - lucky you :)))

Greetings, @fantagira 😇

I did! Have quite a few pics for the articles too, just need to get writing again 😉

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It's cool! 🍄

We have none here around right now 😂

Really? But you’re in Europe, no?

Yes, I am. But on the Mediterranean coast, in Spain. I have to go to the mountains to see some mushrooms (if I am lucky 😁)

Oh yes! I remember you saying this in the past. I think it was when you posted lots of yummy mushrooms from the market one time 😁

Hey there, @phortun :)) Hope you are doing well and calm, while waiting for the arrival of your baby, though I think the excitement is already on high levels :))))

I saw & read your post the other day and I remembered when we talked about this challenge of yours in Krakow! I am not a photographer, neither this is pure nature what I will bring here, but just a tiny green thread passing through the little town where we live.

I canceled a piano lesson today to stay at home but in the end I went to buy some ingredients for the lunch. I crossed one of the small bridges (as it would be a "river" actually - but dry) and tried to squeeze those tall palm trees into a photo 😂


Greetings 😋

Hola amiga! Thank you very much for thinking of us and for joining this challenge :) Yeah, a lot of excitement and anticipation for us lately, I hope to post a little update tomorrow ;)

Love your entry! So lush and green, very contrasty to all the bright autumnal colors that we have here right now :) Do you want to specify where exactly you took this picture or shall we leave it at just Spain? ;)

Your update - looking forward to seeing it! :)

And about the place, it's a small town on the Mediterranean coast, Albir.
Yeah, still green and I miss sometimes the autumn colours 🍁🍂

A bit of hiking in the Jeseníky mountains (Czechia) last Sunday. It was sunny but windy. The scenery shows the highest peak of the mountains, Praděd (on the right), with the communication tower. Well known rock formation Petrovy kameny is also visible on the horizon.

Jedlá. Dík! :D

Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun: round 191


Yesterday I left work to take a package to our technician, who makes prostheses and repairs them.
In front of her house was this beautiful Liriodendron tulipifera—known as the tulip tree.

The touch of autumn with the sun's rays gilded it...🥰

Greetings from Banat ❤️

Hi Suzana! Glad that you found the right post to submit this entry, it would be pity not to have it here! It´s beautiful, thank you :) Greetings to Serbia!

Good morning @phortun ☀️

With your help I did...🌸

Thank you very much 🥰☀️☀️

That is quite amazing 🤩 I’ve never seen a tulip tree before!

I've been walking a minimum of 5km a day every day since September 25th to raise funds for my cousin who was paralysed in an accident, but wants to walk again. He is getting specialist care from Ken Ware in Australia with the funds raised.

This photo was taken on one of these walks. A group of us are trying to clock up enough mileage to equal the distance between Ireland and Australia in solidarity with his attempt to walk again. It's an extremely long shot, but the journey itself is giving him great purpose and belief.


Wow, that´s an amazing effort! So kind of you guys! I really hope that your cousin will be able to walk again. Thanks for your entry! Nice one :)

Captured last week when i visited the garden for a walk in my city multan in country Pakistan.

Thanks for your entry!

You're welcome


Hi @phortun delighted to be able to participate for the first time in your photographic initiatives.☺️👋

In this opportunity I share with you a beautiful mural that I see every morning at my workplace. This beautiful image I captured yesterday, it was a nice weather very sunny since early in the morning. This is a very famous mountain in the city of Caracas-Venezuela. I haven't had the opportunity to visit it yet, but it is still on the agenda. You can go up by cable car or walking, it is known by the name: "El Cerro del Avila".

Hey there, welcome to the challenge! Wow, look at this amazing view! Great entry, thank you :)

Thanks, glad to participate 🤗♥️ how nice that you liked the scenery. Until a next ☺️👍

The views from your workplace are beautiful! I guess it helps with the work too ;))

Yes it is very beautiful and it also helps me a lot at work. I love going up there it's anti-stress ☺️👍

Hello @phortun this is my entry I am from India. This picture was taken yesterday when I was traveling through hilly areas.

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Thanks for your entry! Nice one :)

I took this picture two days ago when I was walking inside the garden.

Nice one. It´s from Pakistan, right?

Yeah from Multan Pakistan.

Thanks for your entry, I left you a little feedback under your post ;)


Greetings to all of us, we really love to explore the beautiful place gift by Nature to all of us. If we keep ourselves being responsible to our environment, we can achieved the beauty and relaxing place. For my article, I would like to share the areas we went this morning.

Thank you for your entry, I checked out the post too :)

Greetings @phortun, sorry for coming in at the last minute. I just find what is happening here creative and nature incline and it touches my heart because I love appreciating beautiful looks of nature or synthetic.

While passing along Idoro road in my area, I was fascinated by the serenity of the layout of this section of the playground and I did not allow the ride to pass by without capturing it on motion.

It may not be the kind of your taste, but the beauty it adds to this environment is worthy of having a physical grims.

Looking forward to the next round.

Hey, thanks for your entry, I will still count it in this round but next time, try to submit it a bit earlier please ;)

I appreciate that, thanks. I hope the next round will be out tomorrow.

Congrats! The first one is my favourite. Very Impressive @jlinaresp.

Yeah, that was a stunning shot. Always a pleasure to have our friend @jlinaresp participating in this challenge, I´m a big fan of his photography :)

Thanks a lot dear @franzpaulie friend and same for you!!! ;)


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Beautiful photos😍

Thanks for checking them out, feel free to join us in the new round :)

All these entries are super good.
Like these places and I don't have any words to describe how much I appreciate these natural beauties.

Thanks for your feedback, glad that you enjoyed the last round winning collection :)

Beautiful photos, nature is indeed the most amazing thing to view

Nature is inspiring. Feel free to join us in the new round :)

 4 months ago  

To je snad první fotka Prokopáku takhle pěkně zespodu :-).
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Pár takových "ležáků" už jsem zkoušel ;) Hlavně v zimě, když ten potok zamrzne... Díky za Luváka a zařazení do soutěže.

 4 months ago  

Zima je na to ideální. Sice to studí, ale zase se nenamočíš :-)

No, neplatí vždy. Už se mi podařilo namočit i v zimě :) Pohyb na tenkém ledu je holt zrádná kratochvíle :)

 4 months ago  

Chce to neopren a hlavně co nejmenší hloubku pod ledem :-)

You actually selected the best ones
They are really amazing
Love them!

Thanks! Glad that you approve my picks :)

"The one featured above was my favorite"

No to není divu. Jako namalovaný... :)

Dík, bylo těsně před západem, takové zajímavé světlo :)

Z (úplně) jiného soudku... Jak se ti líbilo tohle?

První dva díly o poznání víc, než poslední dva díly. :))

Asi o tom něco málo sepíšu, protože těch myšlenek mám okolo toho přeci jen víc. Holt nostalgie :)

Sepiš, rád si počtu :) Nám teda chybí ještě poslední díl, ale za mě jako nic moc... Přestože se ho tvůrci snažili vykreslit v co nejlepším světle, tak mezi řádky člověk tak nějak vidí, že charakterově to nebyla s Davídkem žádná sláva. Aspoň teda já ten dojem měl. A to si nemyslím, že by v tom poslední díle došlo na jeho postoj vůči MS v Kataru. Tam u mě ten člověk hodně klesl... Možná místo odpovědi na tenhle koment radši sepiš ten článek ;)

Edit: tak už jsme to viděli celé. Počkám si na tvůj post :)

Hello @phortun friend!!!... Thanks a lot dear friend!... I'm honoured to be here in this sweet corner of #Hive together with you and all the contributors of you "Appreciate Beauty of Nature" ;)

A big round of applause for @nenio and @franzpaulie friends!


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Nice pictures! ❤️

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Your pictures are very beautiful. Green nature, flowers, all the pictures are very charming. I love nature a lot. Such an environment will make anyone happy.

Thanks for your feedback. Feel free to join us in the new round :)

Hey, how is little baby going??

Hey mate! So far so good, it can happen literally anytime now :) Thanks for asking and thinking of us!

You should do a tipping contest to guess the day little baby will arrive hahaha