Welcome to January 2013’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
As several of you may remember, I was due to be away for much of February, and therefore this news article about January was due to come out very late in this month of February...
I've only been back a couple days, and I've been working feverishly to get this article together and out before the end of this month! I know it is especially late, but I appreciate your patience and understanding! Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
We continue to grow each month, with more talented artists of a variety of art media!
A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
And a HUGE
thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fabulous Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we simply wouldn’t be here.
We usually have an ALL-MEMBERSHIP voting, as we believe this is the Group's Group, but once in a while, we have a few months during the year, where only the Admins. vote.
For January, we were back to an ALL-Membership voting, and so we thank ALL of the Members and Admins., who took some time out to vote on what they thought were the best submissions for the month-
we appreciate their time and efforts!
If you have not yet seen this, it would be a great idea to do so, since we do have a couple changes in our original general folders, and also since we have added NEW folders for 2013:
COMPLETE FAQ and Folder Rules for Unframed-Nature:iconhappysunplz: Welcome to %Unframed-Nature,
and to Our NEW Complete Group FAQ & Folder Rules for 2013! :iconhappysunplz:
:iconwhiteflowerplz: Introduction and Welcome! :iconwhiteflowerplz:
First, I would like to take a moment to wish ALL of our Admins., Members, and Friends of our Group,
A TRULY WONDERFUL YEAR in 2013!
Below you will find our Group's New FAQ, New Folder Rules, and New Folders for 2013.
This Group News Article, intends to contain everything you need to know, in order to understand what we are about at %Unframed-Nature, and what types of art work we are looking for, in each one of our folders.
We have made a few changes to our current folders, in order to hopefully clarify a few issues we've had during the past year, and we've added a few NEW folders, in hopes to give more meaning to our group, with both a
If you only need to know something very particular, scroll to the section that you need.
Also, for your convenience, and the convenience of our Admins., the inside of each gallery folder has all the information and rules for each folder!
Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about-
combining our art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
Without further ado...Please Enjoy The Voted Top Submissions of JANUARY 2013.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SELECTED IN JANUARY!
Each section/folder has a small group, at the VERY TOP
, where those had received just slightly more votes. These will be copied to the Featured Folder.
The others are in no particular order.]
From: Birds, Invertebrates, Aquatics, Amphibians, Reptiles
From: Wild Animals
From: Domestic MAMMALS
From: Nature Much Closer
From: All ‘Scapes
RE-Featured From: “The Group’s Donors’ Folder”
To be Copied to the Featured Folder, and then eventually
'd by:~Unframed-Nature-PTSWhat you lookin at
by *RiphathPelicans taking off
by *sgt-slaughterPurple Beauty
by =primalfuryanBlack and White Warbler
by *CarolynYMOrange Tree
by *CarolynYMMallard (Male) Preening
by =KaosahButterfly I
by =KaosahLooking Back
by =KaosahA Host of Golden Daffodils
by =Velvet--GloveIbis Gets a Cool Drink
by *SalemCatWinter Apple
by ~hoshitsuSEASIDE HORSES
by =primalfuryanWinter Wolf
by *cindy1701dbunch of roses
by *Ingelore.:.:Dreaming of You:.:.
by *AdARDurdenEternal flame
by *ShinyHeels Our Group’s MOST Recent Donors of POINTS I call it love
by *ShinyHeelsColorful riverside
by *ShinyHeelsMorning glow,Bulgaria
by *ShinyHeelsCountryside winter,Finland
:thumb348282773:Along the Highway,Finland
by *ShinyHeels Pink Smell
by *BlueAnomiS Secret Place
by *sesam-is-open ROYALTY
by *Sugaree33-Art The last Dahlia
by *JocelyneRFrail Capuchin in Autumn
by *JocelyneRBaby Poupine
by *JocelyneRMysterious Thoughts
by *JocelyneR Fractal Sunrise
by *mk-kayemSummer Songbirds
by *mk-kayemNight Cyclone
by *mk-kayemOne Magical Night
by *mk-kayemBlue Ice
by *mk-kayemFlowers For Tea
by *mk-kayemMarsh In The Forest
by *surrealistic-gloomWeeping Leaves in Fall
by *surrealistic-gloom The African sky
by ~AshHughes Zebras
by *philippeLThe Fish-Lizard UPDATED
by *philippeLMarch 2008 in Quebec City - 3
by *philippeLChild and Kitty
by *philippeL Yuki Yawn
by *LydiaRhianneAutumn is Here
by *LydiaRhiannePansy Cascade
by *LydiaRhianneNext Target Located
by *LydiaRhianne Heavens Light
by *Aztil here's Leo
by =Cmac13peeking out
by =Cmac13 The Sharing Place
by `TeaPhotographyMemories of the Heart
by `TeaPhotography Aaaaaargh... Poupine...
by *JocelyneRThey Were Inseparable.
by *JocelyneRCob Web
by *JocelyneRSunny Bee
by *JocelyneR In Anticipation - by BDWFH
by *philippeLWinterland 1 STOCK
by *philippeLSailing away
by *philippeLCat MURO on Feature 33
by *philippeL Elixir of Love
by *VasiDgallery Eyes On You
by =TheGalleryOfEveSome joy for you
by =TheGalleryOfEveTrust in me
by =TheGalleryOfEveCute Cat
by =TheGalleryOfEveGood moments together
by =TheGalleryOfEveDaydreaming Bird
by =TheGalleryOfEve RavingEagle Media I.D.
by =RavingEagleMediaVocal Training
by =RavingEagleMedia Soulis: Impression, Pumpkins I
by *soulis0Soulis: Reflections of Sunflowers
by *soulis0Soulis: Colors on the Sunflowers
by *soulis0Soulis: Gamma Rays to the Planets IV
by *soulis0Soulis: Children of the Surf
by *soulis0Soulis: The Sunflower Field I
by *soulis0 Huge Placid Marine Beast
by *philippeLBlossoming Tree Branch
by *philippeL Our Group’s MEMBERS of THE MONTH
Thank you to these fabulous Members who have been loyal to our Group in various ways- submitting their work, plus voting each month, and supporting our Group in many other ways, too- plus, *LacedShadowDiamond
is one of our Admins.!
We are very grateful to them for all they do and for being a fantastic part of our Group here! *LacedShadowDiamond DA 45 - Missy Cat
by *LacedShadowDiamondHB 28 - Follow Barrier Ditch
by *LacedShadowDiamondDA 79 - The Tyger
by *LacedShadowDiamondPN 77 - The Beauty Of Black and White
by *LacedShadowDiamondR. So Desolate
by *LacedShadowDiamond~elen89 Christmas gift -Svan-
by ~elen89birds in the tree
by ~elen89-Ice World-
by ~elen89blue forest
by ~elen89Aby Superstar
by ~elen89 Promoted to Moderator! *LacedShadowDiamond DA 52 - Just... Hanging Around...
by *LacedShadowDiamondPurple Glow (02.01.11)
by *LacedShadowDiamondDA 69 - Just Staring...
by *LacedShadowDiamond Admins. for Unframed-Nature!
We are still taking applications if you are interested in joining our team!
Please read the following application, and then answer the questions inside, and then NOTE your answers to me,
Tea, `TeaPhotography Administrator Application for Unframed-Nature
And remember, it is NOT as formal as it looks, and of course you do NOT need to know everything,
but it is a very helpful tool for us to assess who might know what. Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! VERY Important Group News!
Don't forget:COMPLETE FAQ and Folder Rules for Unframed-Nature
We have enough changes, all together, to warrant everyone, Members and Administrators, alike, to become familiar with everything that is NEW for our Group in 2013!
Again, I apologize for the length... but it IS a "Total FAQ Sheet"...
And again, I'm sorry I am unable to place the HTML Codes within the Article, so that you would only need to click on what you wanted to read, at the TOP, so it could take you to where you wanted within the Article.
Unfortunately you will have to scroll, after all.
But for everyone's convenience, ALL info. and rules for EACH folder, is conveniently located within EACH folder.Thank you for your attention to these matters,
as taking NOTE of these items, will certainly help our group to run more smoothly! Our Group’s Upcoming THEMES
FEBRUARY 2013 - Our Group's First THEME of 2013! Heart-Shaped Nature
Closes: Feb. 28th
HURRY! Only a few days left!!
For Details, see directly inside the folder for the theme's description and rules:unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
MARCH 2013's THEME: "Flying Nature"
ONE Entry per Member!
Submit ONE Entry that contains some kind of living creature that is able to fly!
THINK: WINGS! If it has wings, it probably has some kind of capability to fly.
It does NOT have to be IN flight, but that would be cool, too! So, it either can be flying or it doesn't have to be flying, as long as it is a visible and obvious type of living creature that CAN fly.
This theme is great for a wide variety of Art-Media, which is great, since we are an ALL-Media group!
This idea can be represented with photography, traditional, digital, photo-manips., fractals, animations, etc.,
it could even be presented in literature, by writing about something in Nature that can fly.
Common examples of this are:
Most any type of bird, as well as many types of insects!
So get out there with flying nature, and represent it, with your favourite medium of art!
Must adhere to all other rules of the group, for example, NO submissions of anything dead.
Be careful with humans, architecture, and transportation... it is possible such items could be present in the submission, since we do now have a special folder where these items can be PART of a NATURE submission.
Just be sure that the submission is actually about the theme- something in Nature that flies!!
Similarly, if it is a Conceptual, Abstract etc., piece, as long as the subject matter is very clear, and if it's not obvious enough, please describe how it is reflecting flying nature, in either the title or Artist Comments, or both.
There really is lots of lee-way, so HAVE FUN WITH THIS!PRIZES
FIRST: 120 POINTS
SECOND: 80 POINTS
RUNNER-UP: 20 POINTS
RUNNER-UP: 20 POINTS
will be from %Unframed-Nature
's points pool at ~Unframed-Nature-PTS
All Winners WILL Be Featured in the TOP SUBMISSIONS of APRIL News Article.
The folder will be voted on by the WHOLE Membership, during the time that the Members are voting on our other original Five Nature Folders.
There might be an HONOURABLE MENTION group, that is also featured, if they have "slightly more votes" and will also get copied to The Featured Folder, along with the TOP FOUR Winners. Our Group's NEXT BIG CONTEST
Spring of 2013, [NH] possibly starting on April 1st!!!! Coming SOON... Our VERY Special Edition News Articles, will be coming SOON!
As, hopefully, many of you know, we have added a few NEW folders to our group, since the start of 2013.
There are TWO reasons that we did this:
1. To help clarify a couple issues that we had last year, and define the folders more clearly,
which should make it easier on both Members and Admins., when submitting, as long as we are familiar with the new folder system.
2. To bring a deeper meaning to our Group, as far as certain issues within Nature, that are important for us as a society, and which Nature-lovers would surely understand and be interested in.
Our five NEW folders, will have their moment, as the work that has been submitted there WILL get highlighted through features in special news articles that aim to also be a little bit more informative.
As the five NEW folders, run THREE months at a time, then the first one of these articles will be due to come out after March! So, we should see the FIRST of these Special Edition News Articles sometime during APRIL! Points for Our Group
First of all, %Unframed-Nature
can not thank enough our very generous Members, and Administrators alike, who have Donated and continue
Points to our Group! A few of them have done so, multiple times!
As we look to 2013, for our Group here, we DO plan on having AT LEAST our TWO MAIN BIG
Contests, that we usually host, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn...
We would also like to host more Monthly Themes, which we treat as Mini-Contests!
Our FIRST Monthly Theme for 2013 will end on Feb. 28th
And March's Theme is already planned!
And of course we would like to have enough again, to renew our Super Group later in 2013...
To achieve the above in a great way, feel free to donate to our Group!The Widget is HERE: ~Unframed-Nature-PTS Any and ALL Donations are always HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read there how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity! Affiliate Groups’ NEWS & CONTESTS
is an awesome wonderful Group!
It’s where “Wishes Can Come True!”
So if you have a dA wish, come check us out!
We also hold and participate in a variety of special and positive activities...
such as: “Tuesday Treats” Tuesday Treats: Envy Me
and: “Wonderful Wednesday”Closed ~ Wonderful Wednesday
which then gets featured to the weekly article: “WishingWell Weekly”WishingWell Weekly
and our monthly event, which gets updated: "Nomination Station"
There's actually some kind of special feature and news about fulfilling wishes, practically every day!
Come check out this group!
is a positive group spinning the world of dA NEWS your way!
Simply JOIN, to find out what’s going on in the dA world around YOU!
We, our group, of %Unframed-Nature
has been featured with them many times,
among so many wonderful things reported here... It’s a work of heart.
Some great exmaples:
Current Contests, Projects, and Initiatives:
is hosting a BIG and Year-Long Community Project called: “Art for Trees”
Read about this wonderful and worthy project HERE:
The FOUNDER of the above Affiliate Group,
who is also a very good friend and support to our group HERE,
is hosting a really fun and wonderful GAME here on dA, and you could
in her POINTS POOL!
Check out the Article about it HERE:
It's awesome! So finally, FEEL FREE to participate.
is a wonderful compassionate group, wanting to make a difference!
If you care about animals, as I know
SO many of our own Members here
this IS the group for you!
This group is based on the cause of primarily the protection of DOLPHINS!Please Read Their Journals about this!
Then consider joining!
Not only will you be a part of a great group,
but at the same time you will part of a VERY worthy cause!
is a completely awesome group!
It's about helping to run things more smoothly here on dA!
Recent & Helpful Articles:
is hosting a new and lovely Contest: "Winter Wonderland"
Ends: Feb. 17th, 2013!
Check out all the details HERE:
It is NOW closed, and they are in the process of voting, and finding out WHO the Winners are...
We will feature the Winners, in our NEXT appropriate Article!
A very friendly group about pets, animals, and nature!
We hope you'll join!
To donate points
to help them,
become a Super Group, one day, go to the page of the Founder:
is hosting a MAJOR CONTEST: "Cute Rodents"
It ends: March 10th!
Read for DETAILS HERE:
:thumb353580203: Affiliate Groups’ WINNERS Best Bird Photography of 2012
Contest Winners First Place Winner
In first sunrays
:thumb334542824: by Second Place
Scops owl... the tiny shadow
:thumb313370100: by Third Place
Hummingbird of Oakland
CONGRATS TO ALL! Thank you for your attention to our Wonderful Affiliates.
Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!
A SPECIAL HUGE Thanks to my fellow-Admins., who are always doing a truly fantastic job here,
there are just no words great enough to express my utter appreciation for them!
I just love our TEAM!
I am feeling extra appreciative to those Administrators who worked very hard for this group,
while I was away for much of February! They really did a lot to help things run as smoothly as possible,
and I just can't thank them enough!
We, at %Unframed-Nature
hope you had a great FEBRUARY... and very soon MARCH will already be here,
and it will already be time for us to vote on February!
We look forward to seeing more of your fabulous submissions,
during the month of March 2013!
Remember, if still you are NOT sure about some of the changes that we've made for 2013,
after reviewing them from the Group's FAQ Sheet, or checking inside the folders, feel free to send the Group a Note, and we will do our very bests to help you!