Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun: round 86

in Amazing Nature7 months ago

Hi there my Hivean friends and followers!

Welcome to the 86th 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:


Apparently, the Indian summer that we have been enjoying for the past two weeks or so is definitely gone now and the typical autumnal weather has taken control here in Central Europe. It´s been cold, rainy and foggy today but that didn´t prevent me from taking a little walk around the park that surrounds the historic center of Krakow, Poland. It was there, close to the Bagatela Theater, where I took this low angle shot of some fallen leaves with a strangely shaped tree in the background. I clicked this picture just some 2 hours ago.

In the last round, we had 11 participants. After some thorough consideration, I decided to pick these 3 winners:

@dodovietnam with this entry:


Hi @phortun, I'm very happy to be back with Appreciate Beauty of Nature with you. And here is the photo I took yesterday early morning at the beach of Da Nang Bay, Vietnam near my house. Thank you and have a nice day!

@trangbaby with this entry:


Have the autumnal days just begun in Europe, @phortun? There's nothing better than spending time outdoors now 😉 When things are getting back to normal here, I'm busy driving back to the countryside to visit my parents. As I was driving to Hoi An, Vietnam this morning, I saw some beautiful scenery that I couldn't resist stopping for a picture.

@lynnnguyen with this entry:


Hi @phortun, this is my entry for this week. This is the sunset from my home in Balclutha at 7.47pm today. The day time is getting longer in New Zealand, which means we can enjoy more time in daylight :))

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 ;)

This post was created by me for the Hive blockchain exclusively. All rights reserved.


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Hi @phortun. I had a trip on the weekend. My friend @crazy-bee and I organized a picnic in the unspoiled stream, which is located in northern Hoa province, Da Nang. The area has beautiful waterfalls and diversity in primeval forests. There is a storm in my city now so we take a few days off before being ready for other trips. Thank you and I hope you like the photo.


Awesome capture, so wild, lush and green :) That´s exactly the type of photos I love to see in this challenge. Thank you ;)

Spectacular shot !!! Can't wait to come here with you next time sooon

dep qua em oi. Trua nong ma duoc nam o day thi thich lam. Qua da

Hola 😉 pridavam jednu fotku z minuleho tydne. Vychod slunce kousek pod Teide na me surfovaci dovolene. Vylezli jsme jen k horni stanici lanovky, protoze jsme nemeli permit nahoru. Bylo to kazdopadne moc hezke zpestreni mezi tim vsim mletim se ve vlnach.


Stunning view and sunset 🤩

WOW this is a stunning shot. Look at these vibrant colours. So beautiful.

Jak jako Teide?? Ty jsi na "mém" Tenerife a já tom nic nevím? :D Pfff! No tak teda užívej no :D

Fotka parádní, my taky nebyli úplně nahoře ;) I tak ale neskutečný zážitek, i sníh jsme tam viděli a přitom dole u moře vedro a koupačka :D

Já jsem tam byla minulý týden, možná jsem ti měla napsat, než jsem tam jela a říct si o nějaké tipy, protože Tenerife mi k srdci moc nepřilnulo. Teide byl asi nejhezčí zážitek z celého týdne :) a děkuju ;)

No to jsi teda měla! :) Pokud ti Tenerife nepřilnulo k srdci, tak bylo něco špatně :D

Tam toho bylo špatně víc :D tak třeba příště

Just another day on the beach and nice to be alive and well this was taken this morning while jogging along my home town Byron Bay Beach a beautiful blue sky and clam peaceful morning, I couldn't ask for anymore 😊


Awesome shot. Nice, neat and simple :) Thanks buddy. Cheers to you guys down under!

Thanks buddy have a great day over there in Krakow 👍

 7 months ago  

Přidám ti ještě trochu práce :-).
I když se "opakuji", nemohl jsem si odpustit fotografii z dnešního rána.
Vždy mne bude fascinovat pohled na první paprsky slunce, které se dotýkají hladiny rybníka :-) (9.10.21; 07:30; rybník Mrhal; východně od Č. Budějovic)


To máš pravdu, tohle se jen tak neokouká ;) Díky.

 7 months ago  


This photo was taken in a war memorial park near my home at noon today. It was a beautiful day so my partner and I decided to go for a lunch picnic there. After that, I wanted to go for my wildflower hunt and saw these ones. I don't know its name and I haven't tried to dried them before. Beautiful little ones that I would like to share with you guys. Enjoy your weekend.


Oh wow, that´s a lot of flowers! Beautiful, thank you. So the location is Vietnam or New Zealand? You got me confused guys :D

Oh sorry I forgot to mention it. It's in Wellington, New Zealand. Thank you for asking @phortun

Congratulations to @dodovietnam @trangbaby and @lynnnguyen !!! They are such beautiful moments that you captured in Mother Nature! The fury of the water, the reflective nature of things, and coloring my world.

Let's hear it for Vietnam this week!!!!

Thank you for sharing the beauty! Hive on!

Thank you so much @dswigle!

Thank you very much @dswigle! Have a good day 🤓☀️🌈

Awww thank you Sweetie 😘😘

Thanks for checking out the winning selection and leaving such nice comments for the winners :) Yeah, Vietnam dominated this round :) So many great Hivers from this country, it´s a pleasure and honor to have them in my challenges...

Have a lovely weekend and see you in the new round Denise!

Hi @phortun! This is my entry for round of this week.
This is the river near where I live. I took this photo at sunset a few days ago. The fresh air of the trees and the river helped me wash away the fatigue and depression. Being immersed in nature is a wonderful feeling. ❤️


màu chỉnh sao mây thành màu hồng luôn L 😅

Haha. L chỉnh màu quá tay.

Hey there, welcome to the challenge! That´s a lovely place, thanks for your entry. Can you just add the location please?

Oh. So sorry @phortun. It’s located in Quang Nam, Viet Nam. Thank you!

The past weekend was a beautiful sunny one after days of downpour. As I always do when this occurs, I went bike riding along the beach and took a bunch of photos. The weather in my hometown is very pleasant and the scenery is more breathtaking after the rain.

This is my entry for this round and the picture was taken around my place in Da Nang, on Saturday.
Have a great week ahead @phortun and everyone :))


Awesome :) So many different species in one shot. Thanks for another great entry and all the lovely comments for the other participants! ;)

Hello dear friend @phortun, thank you for this opportunity to share expressions of nature.

I discovered this beautiful flower on my way to the hardware store on October 6th, in my city Lechería, Anzoátegui state, Venezuela.

Its intense colours and its position (outside the garden fence) as if it wanted to observe and greet the passers-by, I find it funny.

Nature always present in my life, and offering me joy.


Cheers, happy life

Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful flower close up with us :) Great entry.

Thanks friend @phortun, Happy life!

although it's a simple picture to post it has meaning, I was tired and feeling depressed for personal reasons, then my eyes just catch sight of this beautiful scenario. it's beautiful and admiring that a single flower plant grows out of a mountain and I was pleased to see how this plant makes its way to grow . I gather myself and said if this plant has the courage to grow over a mountain then we can also overcome our fears, our mountain-like hardships too.
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@Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun :)

Hey there, thank you very much for your entry and very nice and inspiring write up. Can you just add the date and location of the photo please? Also, pick just one picture next time please, thanks ;)

okay i will look forward to your advice next for sure.

There are a lot of these flowers in my area. The flower has no name to me, and all I called it was a pretty wildflower. Great shot and it shows the strong vitality of the flower. ❤️

glad to know that i called it charm.i try to find its name but couldn't found out, so i give it a name😇😄😄

Hello @phortun,the picture was shot this Sunday from Cerveny kopec (Red hill) towards Central European Exhibition Centre in Brno. The Velodrome will be demolished and new arena for culture and sport events is going to be built.

Tak jsme zase poznali další část Brna, díky :)

I see the beautiful autumn of Europe in your picture. Great snap 😉

Hi @phortun, this is my entry for this week

This photo was taken today at Naish park, Balclutha, NZ when I went there for a walk this morning :)

Beautiful weather there today girl 😍

Amazing place, thanks for taking us there with you through this shot :)

Looking good! Cool challenge! Keep up the great job hosting this thing! Well done my friend :)

Thanks buddy :) Feel free to join the fun, we haven´t had a picture from Thailand here for a long time :)


Hi @phortun this is a little bridge close to where I stay in the northern part of Nigeria

Hey there, welcome to the challenge :) When did you take this photo? It´s important that it´s not older than 7 days ;) Also, this challenge is about sharing photos of nature and while I can still see some in this picture, you might want to focus more on nature than architecture next time ;) Just a friendly reminder. Thanks.

Thanks I really appreciate

I love the color of your picture! Vibrant. 🤩

The last two days, my sister, aunt and uncle came to my house as guests. So I went with them to visit the historical and archeological monuments of Bangladesh at Ramsagar in Dinajpur.

It is a part of the Ramsagar.


Interesting place, thank you.

Lovely shoot and it seems a peaceful place. Love it 😍

Woww! Congratulations 3 of you. @trangbaby, @lynnnguyen and @dodovietnam. how wonderful!

Thanks a lot e!

Thank you c nha 😄

Hihi thank you Loan, khi nào rảnh chụp hình hoa lá cỏ comment chung cho vui nhé 🤩

oki Trang ❤️

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the winning selection :) Feel free to join the new round with your own entry ;)

@phortun I'm glad about your invitation. I will take part in it. I didn't join earlier. Thank you for creating this interesting.

Thank you so much @phortun for picking my entry. Looking forward to seeing many great entries for this week round 😊

You are welcome, that was a great shot :) See you in the new round!

Thank you very much @phortun. I realized that all the winners of this week are from my country. A big love from Vietnam.

Yeah, I realized that too :) I have a lot of great participants from your country joining this challenge regularly, which is awesome. Thanks for the engagement, guys :)

That's great. I'm glad to see many homecountry friends here. And hope to see friends from other countries too.

Thank you @phortun 🤩 It is a great honor to have my entry selected.
Lovely capture. Can't wait to see the beautiful picture taken when the leaves in the tree's background turn yellow soon. 😍

Well deserved win Trang :) No worries, my and my (old phone) camera are ready for the autumnal colors to start rolling in :D

just wana say ''BEAUTIFUL'' eyes catching scenery plus your post.

Beautiful outdoor photos, @phortun.

Thanks, feel free to join this fun :)

 7 months ago  

Nechápu, jak mi mohla uniknout soutěžní značka :-).
Vidím, že máš také pořádně "nabito" :-)
za použití #aroundtheworld






@phortun, you've been given LUV from @bucipuci.

Check the LUV in your H-E wallet. (2/10)

To teda... V posledních týdnech tu mívám běžně přes 50 komentů, z toho tak 10 až 15 soutěžních fotek... Pak si udrž nějakou rozumnou hladinku voting power, že :D :(

 7 months ago  

Buď míň hlasovat nebo dávat nižší procenta :-)

To by mi bylo vůči soutěžícím blbé... Už tak teď dávám menší hlasy než dřív, protože jsem část své HP vybral :D

 7 months ago  

To je na tobě :-).