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:wave: Welcome to natures-beauty-club.

We are a photography Group that concentrates on portraying the whole beauty of Nature.


:bulletred: Only Members are able to submit. "Join this Group" button is located on the left, under "Group Info".

:pointr: ONE Membership per person ONLY (no multiply dA accounts, please).

:bulletred: The only folder open for submissions is the one with actual dates of submission period in the title.

:bulletred: The submissions limit is ONE Nature related image per Member per submission period (half month).

:target: The total limit is TWO submissions per month: :target:

:bulletblue: ONE between 1st and 13th of every month (GMT).
:bulletblue: ONE between 16th and 28th (GMT).

:iconstopplz: Days between submission periods (14th, 15th, 29th, 30th & 31st of each month) are for Gallery maintenance purposes. Please DO NOT submit your images into Favorites during this time.

:bulletred: Photography category ONLY! Preferably in the 'Animals, Plants, and Nature' and 'Macro -> Nature' categories.
:bulletred: If people or man-made objects are present they should be of lesser importance in the image.
:bulletred: No devID, Manipulations, Stock images, Wallpapers etc.
:bulletred: No heavy editing. No selective coloring. No added textures either.
:bulletred: Diptych is accepted (A two-part paneled photograph placed side by side). Triptych (Three-part) and greater are not accepted.
:bulletred: No gore, horror, macabre or cruelty.
:bulletred: And NO pets portraits, please.

:bulletred: Images should be of good quality and follow dA rules of submission - correct size (minimum 400 pixels on BOTH sides) and correct category.

:police: Size does matter. We prefer photos which are larger than 400px, this means it will not only look bigger than a postage stamp, but it will also be big enough for others to see details that would otherwise be missed.

:bulletred: Photographs should be clearly in focus, neat and well presented (straight horizons, please!). No 'Snapshot' images will be accepted.

:bulletred: Your photograph will not be accepted if there is any additional text on it, aside from your signature.

:iconmajornoteplz: Submissions need to be no older than a few months (because your skills are probably progressing with time, so on a technical level, a recent image is better than one you did three years ago). If you have one that you really want to show that is more than one year old (especially if it already was displayed in 30 Groups or more), then please explain in submission comment WHY?

:bulletred: Cellphone snaps WON'T be accepted.

:target: You can only submit your own Art to Group Gallery. :target:

:police: Collections are for sharing works of others (unless otherwise instructed). Any self-suggestion into Favorites Gallery will be denied (and people repeatedly doing so will have their Membership revoked).


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Contest: Fires of the Skies - Winners

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 2, 2011, 5:48 PM

Contest Winners
Winners for our "Fires of the Skies" contest.

1st place:
Thunderstorm by TheNoskaa
"Thunderstorm" by TheNoskaa.

2nd place:
Morning Fog on the Soybeans by dkwynia
"Morning Fog on the Soybeans" by dkwynia.

3rd place:
Forest by RobinHedberg
"Forest" by RobinHedberg.

Honourable Mentions:
F1836 - Furnace. by Lothringen Coastal Sunset by BeachGirlNikita
by Lothringen & BeachGirlNikita.

Contest Prizes
The winners will have their image entered into the Group gallery, also featured in the Group Journal. Also journal features from our affiliates listed.

:bulletgreen: Prizes:
:pointr: 100 Points up for grabs. (donated by: Blaumohn & elspeth-66)
:pointr: Llama badge: darkSoul4Life
:pointr: Journal features: CeriJamesRust, darkSoul4Life, dukeofspade, crumblecoochiie, LA34, CarlaSophia & Tamakin
:pointr: Journal features from affiliates: AnimalArts, DA-Flowers, DD-Factory, Designs-by-Nature, Donate-DA-Flowers, FireAndWaterPhotos, Imortal-Splendor, macro-club, MountainShots, PhotographersClub, Shutter-Vision, SkyAndNatureClub, Sky-Club, Thailand-Love, Traditional-Artists & wildlifephotography.

Contest Voting
Voting rules for our "Fires of the Skies" contest.

:bulletgreen: You cannot vote for yourself.
:bulletgreen: You must be a member to vote.
:bulletgreen: If you have entered the contest, it's only fair that you should also vote.
:bulletgreen: Voting closes 2nd October.

To vote, please send a note to the group entitled 'Vote'. In that note please list your first, second and third choices by entry number.

Your note should look something like this:
1. #34
2. #95
3. #41

Contest Entries
Fires of the Skies

#1 :thumb254251514:
#2 Forest by RobinHedberg
#3 Empyrean Sun by Kiwi-chu
#4 :thumb255437351:
#5 Rainbow by Kaukkari
#6 sunset 3 by nika610
#7 Thunderstorm by TheNoskaa
#8 Sunset 28082011 by thais-fb
#9 Sunset in Luetow Usedom by Dalintau
#10 Old Meets New by Lady-Trevelyan
#11 at the end of a day by emoliciouS666
#12 A Fire Inside by Identifyed-Khaos
#13 Putt Putt Clouds by batmantoo
#14 Fall Sky by xKynthia
#15 Dancing Clouds by Ely-AutumnDream
#16 F1836 - Furnace. by Lothringen
#17 the sky is on fire by Laura1995
#18 cloudover3hills project n+8c by ltiana355
#19 Molten Sky by Pinkfireflyz
#20 Fires of the Skies by Thundercatt99
#21 In the Sky by Mogrianne
#22 Fire in the Skies by Mamas-Art
#23 :thumb258958188:
#24 Coastal Sunset by BeachGirlNikita
#25 Sunrise by Spyder-art
#26 firey sky by cheah77
#27 Sunrise In A Fairytale by Astranat
#28 TX-III _nova_ by funkl
#29 Morning Fog on the Soybeans by dkwynia
#30 Fire of the skies. by Gemitahloves                           

Contest Rules
The theme of our contest is:
"Fires of the Skies".

:bulletgreen: :camera:Photography only.

:bulletgreen: One entry per member, you may not change your entry once submitted.

:bulletgreen: Your image has to be a new one, taken especially for this contest.

:bulletgreen: The EXIF data must be on display in your Picture Details (not in your comments), so we can see the date that you've taken your picture. If there's no EXIF data, there's no entry into the contest. THIS is EXIF data. FAQ #211: How do I get my camera's specifications to show or not show up when I submit a picture?

:bulletgreen: Photos taken before August 21st will NOT be accepted.

:bulletgreen: Basic submission guidelines still apply. I.E. No manipulations, selective colouring, etc.

:bulletgreen: Submit your entry here: natures-beauty-club.deviantart…

:bulletgreen:Deadline: September 25th.

A few featured firey skies. Please note these are features, not contest entries.

_just the way I'm feeling. by adeadrockstar Auroras North of Mjelle II by SindreAHN
Winter Sunset by scotto Until It Sleeps by DeingeL
Watching the sunset by JimP4nsen
Etude Of A Fleeting Love by JustinDeRosa Just Passing by bongaloid
just two of us by arbebuk Belgium - Sunset by lux69aeterna
Enisala - sunrise by geographu
beginning of a new day by skubaNiec Sunset with trees by SzymonMic

NBC Stamp by 0-kelley-0

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JacqChristiaan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Sorry for having submitted my work Golden Willow. It isn't a photograph. My mistake! Ashamed 
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theHael Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Photographer
thanks for accepting my work :)
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Metal-Goddess Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
why should I remain a member if I CANNOT SUBMIT?
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OlivierAccart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you again for your kind support :) !
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khanhhoant05 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, everyone. Nice to be here ^^
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OlivierAccart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
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evecharlotte Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for accepting my photograph :)
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oops ty for accepting me :)
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: ty for the request :)
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