Welcome to JULY 2012’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
Since the beginning of January 2012, we’ve grown over 900 Members!
That means, in about 8 months, we’ve grown an average of over 100 Members a month!
So, a GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
Thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting to our Group for a long time now. Without you, we wouldn’t be here.
Thank you to ALL the Members who voted on this monthly event! We completely appreciate you supporting your Group in this particular way. It is so generous of you to take the time to VOTE! You are wonderful!!
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 JULY 2012.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SELECTED IN JULY.
Each section/folder has a small group, at the VERY TOP
, where those had received just slightly more votes. These will be moved 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
From: JULY 2012’ s THEME FOLDER:NATURE IN BLACK AND WHITE FIRST
A feature of this Artist’s Work:
A feature of this Artist’s Work:
:thumb196360066::thumb315635905::thumb196852761::thumb196977202: Runner Up
A feature of this Artist’s Work:
:thumb318976579::thumb312977921: Runner Up
A feature of this Artist’s Work:
:thumb257105607::thumb298500457:[ALL Points from The Group's Points Pool!] Others With “Only Slightly More Votes”
THESE Here, Plus The Above Winning Works, Will Be Copied To The Featured Folder!
Other Works From The THEME FOLDER With VOTES:
There were nearly 125 members who entered into this THEME Folder Mini-Contest!
What wonderful participation!
All of these submissions were stunning and striking, to say the least! A very special thank you to those MEMBERS who spent the EXTRA time to vote on these, for us!
And thank you to ALL who promoted it...
I apologize if I've left out any individual or group out... but these are the only ones,
who let me know that they had promoted this.
If you DID promote it, of course we are so grateful...
If you want to inform me of where you had promoted it, NOTE ME, and I will update this Article.
Re-Featured From: “The Group’s Donors’ Folder”
To be Copied to the Featured Folder...
:thumb319096389::thumb319868356: Our Group’s MEMBERS of THE MONTH
Thank you to these long time 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. We are very grateful to them for all they do and for being a fantastic part of our Group here!
:thumb301548894::thumb320176244: Our Group’s MOST Recent Donors of POINTS
:thumb317024162::thumb317020157::thumb317018279: Promoted to Moderator
Thank you so much Enalla. We appreciate everything!
:thumb318983142::thumb313886099::thumb318965019: Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! Our Group’s SEPTEMBER THEME: "Reflections in Nature"
OPENS: SEPTEMBER 1st
CLOSES: SEPTEMBER 30th
along with our 5 regular monthly folders. ONE Entry
All-Media is Welcome, that might possibly fit this theme.For Example
: Photography, Manips., Digital, Traditional, Animation, Fractals, and even Literature...as long as it has to do with some kind of reflection in Nature, or reflection OF Nature.
You May Submit, ANYTHING that you would normally submit to ANY of our five regular folders, as long as it follows our Group's regular rules!
If you are NOT sure, check INSIDE of each folder for the specific rules for that folder.
Or for the overview our Group, which includes the rules for our Group,
go HERE: [link]Some Examples of "Reflections in Nature"
Landscape images or light reflected in a body of water or wet sand,
Animal images reflected in a body of water,
Close-ups of flowers reflected in water, or in some other way, as long as it looks natural,
Reflections of nature in close-ups of animals' eye or eyes.
We do NOT
want to see humans or architecture or other human-related elements in any of these reflections.
submit these- they will NOT
You will be given the chance to submit something else, within a week, before it is declined.
It may be old or new, but not previously submitted to the Group.
Submit your VERY BEST, as our Monthly Themes are treated as MINI-CONTESTS!!!
Members will VOTE, on what they feel is the TOP, during the WEEK of voting on TOP SUBMISSIONS of SEPTEMBER [Oct. 1st - Oct. 7th]
They WON'T vote on their own, in this folder, if they've participated to it.
Read for the RULES
, right inside THE SUBMITTING FOLDER:[link] PRIZES
1st - 125
& Big Feature
2nd - 75
& Big Feature
Two Runners Up - 20
EACH, and Feature
All from #Unframed-Nature
Anyone promoting this September Theme/Mini-Contest, is appreciated.
HAVE FUN! Our Group’s Upcoming THEMES
September - "Reflections in Nature" [See above!]
October - NONE
November - NONE
December - Not sure if there will be one... Our Group's NEXT BIG CONTEST
October - An Autumn Theme!
It will likely be about FIVE WEEKS LONG, and start on Oct. 1st...
This is why there will be NO THEMES in Oct. or Nov.
SuperGroup renewal is in December! Our Group to Consider NEW ADMINS.! TAKE NOTE!
We are quickly approaching 3,000 Members!
While this is GREAT NEWS, because of THIS reason,
and the fact that there have been, and WILL be just some slight changes in how much time, our current awesome Admins.,
are able to spend time running this group... no current Admins. are leaving the group, that I know of, but I do know that a couple of them may be spending a bit less time here coming up soon.
We don't want to lose the MOMENTUM of our wonderful group here,
so when we DO make it to 3,000 Members, there will be a criteria list of requirements, or some sort of questionnaire
and by using that, YOU as a Member, will certainly be allowed to APPLY to being a Contributor of this group!
We will look for at least two or three new Contributors...
Do NOT Note me, or the group YET, about this...
I just wanted to put this out a little early, so you can think about this possibility of joining our wonderful TEAM here at
If you want to do ANYTHING at all, to prepare, the one thing I can tell you, is...
GET TO KNOW EVERY ASPECT OF OUR GROUP...
the rules, the locations of our rules, ETC.
and be sure you are currently an active member. POINTS
We have begun to kindly ask for POINTS
again for our group, we are trying to save up, A LOT, to help especially with the BIG ITEMS coming up for the REST OF 2012:
Our annual Autumn Contest.
SuperGroup renewal in December.
We don't want to be rushed at the END of the year, when it's time to renew for SuperGroup.
Plus, we do hold Monthly Themes- though NOT ALL months- and they are treated as Mini-Contest, with a small amount of Points, from the Group.The Widget is HERE:
:thumb270966894: Any and ALL Donations would be HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity! Please NOTE:
Since I'm not always on dA, I may NOT see your donation right away, so I can't place your name inside the Donors' Folder right away... but I will do it as soon as I am physically able. Thank you for your patience and understanding! Also, don't forget to STATE in the MEMO, if it is for the Group: #Unframed-Nature
so that I can account for the points properly. CHECK OUT THIS FOLDER: “Featured News and Journals of 2012”
Updated TOTAL FAQ sheet, with regard to the RULES about this Folder, HERE: [link]
[Scroll, to under the other regular folder descriptions... ]Or,
for your convenience, I have placed the RULES to this folder, INSIDE the folder, itself, HERE: [link]
It is also possible, Admins., will request some News and Journals, that follow along these lines. UPDATE:
So far, this folder is being used quite successfully! Group Reminders
We are an ALL-Media Group, but NOT
all Subjects. MUST be ALL Nature-Related. Read more inside the LINK provided just below.
DO submit your BEST QUALITY work- we are NOT
an elitist group, but we DO
want your best quality, please! Do NOT
Submit to the “Group DONORS’ Folder”, as it is being used for Group Donors. DO
Submit Birds, Etc. to the folder labeled WITH Birds, Etc., even though most birds are considered “Wild”...
We are MORE strict
in 2012, than in 2011, with Architecture and will NOT
be allowing nearly as much... We have certain restrictions with humans, bridges, BOATS
, etc., as well.
If you have NOT read the COMPLETE “New Folder Descriptions and Rules” feel FREE to do so by going HERE: [link]
. SCROLL to that section. OR
Rules for each Folder, are right inside
Folder, for your convenience. Affiliate Groups’ NEWS & CONTESTS AFFILIATE GROUPS LOOKING FOR ADMINS.!
My other and much smaller group of #WolfyDeviants
is currently looking for NEW ADMINS.
We began the search a couple months ago, and so far we have found ONE wonderful new
However, ideally, I am hoping for at LEAST TWO MORE!
Please read about the requirements within the above article first...
[You don't necessarily have to currently be a Member.]
Then note ME, `TeaPhotography directly
and we can go from there!
The group #NatureNation
is also looking for NEW and knowledgeable Admins.!
Please note the Founder: *RealityIntolerant directly
to inquire about positions available and the needs of this new and wonderful group!
Also, feel free to JOIN!
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”
and: “Wonderful Wednesday”
which then gets featured to, weekly to: “WishingWell Weekly”
and our monthly event, which gets updated: "Nomination Station"
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 a couple times,
among so many wonderful things reported here... It’s a work of heart.
Latest, August 4th Edition:
The August 10th Edition:
a group that’s all HEART! “Promoting Positivity”
This group supports positive initiatives and projects around dA,
as well as a variety of positive art and artists. It is a helpful and kind group.
Recent awesome articles, about great stuff around dA:
NEWEST AFFILIATE is hosting its annual"Staff Appreciation Week"- Aug. 22nd-28th
Last year's event called "The Secret Project"
Please go directly to this Group
to read more about it,HERE: [link]
Also their most recent update is HERE:
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 our NEWEST Affiliate!
If you care about animals, as I know
SO many of our own Members here
this is probably the group for you!
This group is based on the cause of primarily the protection of DOLPHINS!Please READ MORE:
:thumb318978701:And 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 wonderful Group!
They had a SURPRISE Mini-Contest: The Big Cats- Close Encounters
Voting is taking place NOW:
has ended their contest, and the results are in progress...
Read about the Final Entrants HERE:
is a completely awesome group!
It's about helping to run things more smoothly here on dA!
is a fantastic pet group!
Consider joining this warm and friendly group.
is a great group if you love dogs!
Check this out:
We hope you'll join! WINNERS of AFFILIATES' CONTESTS
with their WINNERS of:Night Dreams; THEME: Trees at NIGHT! FIRST
with their WINNERS of:Flowers and Plants Contest FIRST
:thumb310214114: CONGRATS TO ALL!!Thank you for your attention to our wonderful Affiliates.