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Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 21, 2013, 4:59 PM
:iconzubatlaplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconzubatlaplz:

:iconpumpkinborderplz: Autumn THEME 2013: "The Strangest and Spookiest Tree" :iconpumpkinborderplz:

As Nature Lovers, I am sure most of us LOVE trees!

Not only do we love them, but from that love, we want to protect them, their beauty and all of their multitude of benefits for our planet, whenever this is possible.

Let us combine this total compassion and understanding for trees, with some seasonal or holiday FUN, and think about, go out and find, create, or imagine the strangest or spookiest tree you know of, and express it in the medium of your choice! :la:

Ask Yourself:

  • Do you know of a really odd looking tree?

  • Do you know of a tree that is really different in appearance, maybe one that has some creepy-shaped branches?

  • If not, and therefore you don't feel you could photograph such a tree, could you draw one?

  • Paint one? Traditionally, or Digitally? WRITE ABOUT ONE?? Make one as a fractal? Make a Photo-manipulation?


We are an All-Media group, and therefore ALL Media is welcomed to this Contest, as always, in the past.
Such a wide variety of media would truly be EXCELLENT for this Contest, such as, but NOT limited to:


  • Traditional- for example, A Drawing or Painting of a very strange or spooky Tree, or the use of Typography!

  • Photography- for example, Photojournalism about a known strange or spooky looking Tree, some strange looking Conceptual Tree, or a Spooky Abstract of a Tree, or simply under Plants: A photograph of a really strange and spooky tree!

  • Literature- Feel free to WRITE about a strange and spooky Tree- for example Poetry, Essays, Visual Poetry, Etc.

  • Flash- for example Animations, Movies, of some really bizarre and haunted looking trees blowing in the wind...

  • Digital- for example Typography, Photo-manipulations Fractals, Mixed Media, would ALL work in conveying some really unique and scary trees!


  • This list is not necessarily complete; other Media, may also work, as long as, YOU CREATED IT, and it is about a strange and spooky tree!

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:nod: RULES :nod:

:bulletwhite: ONE Entry per Group Member. :)
:bulletwhite: MUST be a Member to Enter- Feel free to Join, by clicking the JOIN Button! :aww:
:bulletwhite: Starts: Tuesday, OCT. 1st; Ends: Tuesday, NOV. 5th, 2013 midnight, PST: wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time…
[ 5 weeks long! No Extensions ]
:bulletwhite: Entry may be NEW or OLD, as long as it has NOT already been submitted to the Group.
:bulletwhite: ALL-MEDIA welcome as always- see above section for details- as long as the THEME is clearly expressed or stated in some obvious way.
:bulletwhite: To MOST clearly express the theme, the artist would convey ONE (1) SINGLE TREE.  
NOT a whole forest. There could be another tree or two somewhere within the deviation... preferably somewhere in the background, but the main point is, we should be able to CLEARLY know WHICH TREE is the STRANGE and SPOOKY tree!

:note: Additionally, there could be other Nature elements within the submission... like birds, water, a bear, a cat, a bat, a pumpkin, etc., ... BUT THE FOCUS MUST BE ON THAT STRANGE AND SPOOKY TREE!.

:note: A submission with a strange or spooky tree with a human, or a house, or a jack o' lantern, Etc., will ONLY be accepted IF THE TREE IS THE MAIN SUBJECT.  
These other elements must be of much smaller significance.

:note: This contest is about one WHOLE tree whether you WRITE about it, or whether it is a visual submission, where we would want to SEE the WHOLE tree, as in part of a 'Scape.

:bulletred: This is not about a branch, or a trunk, or a leaf- or any single CLOSE-UP, of PART of a tree.

:iconpointrightplz::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: DO, Place in the Artist Comments of your Entry,
stating that your entry is for : devunframed-nature : 's "The Strangest & Spookiest Tree" Contest

:note: Take out the spaces around devunframed-nature, so that the group can be clicked on.

AND, then, place the Link or THUMBCODE of THIS Contest Journal, here, in the "Artist Comments" of your submission.


THIS IS A VERY, VERY, VERY IMPORTANT RULE!
:thanks:

If you do NOT follow this rule, first, Admins., will leave you a COMMENT on your Entry to give you a chance to correct this, but if we don't hear back from you in a few days, it will be declined.

:bulletwhite: Must adhere to all other general rules of our group.  

:bulletred: As always, NO violence, gore, or blood- NO Mature Content!


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:blackrose: Entries :blackrose:
View Entries and Submit Entries:
THE STRANGEST AND SPOOKIEST TREE


Judging

There will be a panel of judges from a variety of artistic backgrounds, unrelated to our group- [non-members].

Judging will take place from: Nov 7th - Nov. 15th
Results should hopefully follow by: Nov 21st.

Judges will vote based on:
1. The QUALITY of your work within your medium of choice.
2. How CLOSELY you are able to follow and express the THEME.


:iconteamoplz: JUDGES :iconteamoplz:

1. SavageFrog
2. Celvas
3.  rainylake
4. wingsofdragons
5. marthig
6.  SimplySilent
7.  Stygma
8. TheGalleryOfEve
9.  iingo
10.  WDWParksGal
11.  Icesis
12.  PizzaPotatoNBacon
13.  lintu47
14. O-Gosh
15.  Riemea
16. HrWPhotography
17. seven-s
18. cowboyB0B
19. VisualPoetress
20.


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:iconfirstplaceplz: PRIZES :iconfirstplaceplz:

:trophy: FIRST -

1,020 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS
50 :points: - from SilkenWinds
Personalized Animated Stamp - from marthig

Interview - from Unframed-Nature

Custom Random Slide Show Feature on Profile Page - from: TeaPhotography


:trophy: SECOND -

680 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS
Personalized Non-Animated Stamp - from marthig


:trophy: THIRD -

380 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS
Personalized Non-Animated Stamp - from marthig

:trophy: FOURTH -

200 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS




:rose: :rose: :rose: There will be FOUR Runners-Up

60 :points: to EACH from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS



:note: Feel free to either donate POINTS :points: directly to this Contest, or to the Group's Donation Pool
HERE: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:
and your donation of points, will greatly help us to host this, our 2nd BIG Contest, as well as distribute points for our last themes of the year, AND RENEW OUR SUPER GROUP on DECEMBER 1st!

:la:



Journal Features From These Groups or Individuals

Unframed-Nature
Profits-For-Animals
Cat-Lovers-Group
lintu47
BlueAnomiS
Trees-With-character
A-Foggy-Day
Roses-to-Ashes
sesam-is-open
Annissina
O-Gosh - first three places
AnimalsofTheWorld
RavingEagleMedia
InspirationStation1
Skies-and-Seasons
Treephotographers
Jemiyah



Promoted By These Groups or Individuals
Unframed-Nature
Profits-For-Animals
DevNews
dAWishingWell
Cat-Lovers-Group
WDWParksGal
Spiritual-Awakening
MysteriousReality
Beyond-Earth
Trees-With-character
A-Foggy-Day
sesam-is-open
Annissina
Holidays
WDWParksGal
InspirationStation1
Skies-and-Seasons
Treephotographers
Jemiyah


:note: Llamas and :+fav:'s will be given out by: Unframed-Nature-PTS, one llama for EACH Winner, and a :+fav: for each winning piece. :nod:
:note: Llamas from sesam-is-open

:bulletblack: Prizes ARE subject to possible changes and hopefully additions! :nod:


:note: IF you would like to offer POINTS :points: or even Premium Memberships to this Contest, directly, you are very much welcomed to do so! :nod:
Simply NOTE me about it, or COMMENT below with your offer, and I will add your Donation to this List! :aww:
You will be featured, and have work requested, and have access to the Group Donors’ Folder in the same ways as if you were to donate to the Group’s Donation Pool, after you have completed your donation. :heart:
Read more HERE: Unframed-Nature-PTS


:note: Any and ALL types of Prizes ARE WELCOMED!
If anyone would like to make stamps, or gift art for any of the winners, it would be really awesome!
Feel free to GET CREATIVE with PRIZE IDEAS! :boogie:
NOTE ME, or COMMENT BELOW, so that I can add you with your prize offer, here! :heart:

:note:  If YOU, individually, or your GROUP would like to FEATURE the Winners of this Contest, please NOTE ME, or Comment Below, so that I can add you to here!

:note: Likewise, if YOU, individually, or your GROUP would like to PROMOTE this Contest, please DO tell me by NOTE if you have done so, or Comment Below, so that I can add you here...

Sometimes a person or Group, Promotes a Contest AND Features the Winners, but sometimes they only do one or the other. So, let me know! :)


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Any help, support, and prizes for this Contest, is SO greatly appreciated!! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:


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:icondonatepointsgreenplz: Points for Our Group :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

First of all, Unframed-Nature can not thank enough our very generous Members, and Administrators alike, who have Donated and continue to Donate :points: points to our Group! A few of them have done so, multiple times! :rose:

:iconrbheartplz:


When you donate, you are donating to a large and active group, with regular features, news, monthly themes, contests & other events!
To help us to continue, we truly appreciate EACH and every single donation! :love:

The Widget is HERE:
:points: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: :points:


Any and ALL Donations would be HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read there how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity!

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ENTRIES! :iconzubatlaplz:

So let's get strange and spooooooky! ;)

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Journal skin by TwiggyTeeluck
Image by pincel3d
We have TWO GIGANTIC Contests per year... and this is the 2nd one, the Annual Contest which takes place during Autumn of the Northern Hemisphere, though we always try to think of a theme, in which everyone of BOTH sides of the hemisphere can participate, since we have many members from AROUND the world! :D
Good luck and have fun!
:heart:
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splash-light Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When will voting end?
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K-S-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is definitely something I'd be interested in but I have one questions, I was a little confused about what this here all meant:  "Take out the spaces around devunframed-nature, so that the group can be clicked on. AND, then, place the Link or THUMBCODE of THIS Contest Journal, here, in the "Artist Comments" of your submission."

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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is simply the directions for how to place the info about the contest in your artist comments of your submission which is a very important rule to participate with in order to have your submission accepted to the contest folder.
Hope that makes sense now. :thanks:
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Ozzkat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This seems very, very fun! ^^  Here's my submission:

Good luck, everyone! :) :heart:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
As it states in the rules, please submit it to the contest folder, thanks!
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:iconozzkat:
Ozzkat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure that's where I put it... but I'll go make sure. :)
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing,i do hope i have a change to take picture or two and might find a special tree for this:)
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I hope you do!!! We would love to see it! :hug:
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: :heart:
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indeepsilence Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
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I would like to take part in ;-)
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Annissina Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please submit it to the group and we'll vote on it! :aww:
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stichesBodyBagTtags Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Photographer

hi, I would really love to be part of the competition

I just submitted my tree , its only weird one I can find ,does it follow the rules?

 

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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I'm so sorry for such a late reply!! :blush: I believe this fits our theme, yes. Please submit it to the group and we'll vote on it. :heart:
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stichesBodyBagTtags Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Photographer
di I need to submit it into a specific folder? :happybounce: Heart 
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, please submit it here: unframed-nature.deviantart.com… :nod:
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stichesBodyBagTtags Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Photographer
I did , thank you:) (Smile) 
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
:iconheartsignplz: Amazing journal! :clap: I have a shot which shows the spooky shadow of a tree. Could I participate with this one in the contest?
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm so sorry it took me so long to reply, but I was gone from dA since the beginning of October.  If you haven't participated with it so far... I am not sure why you couldn't... but I don't know what my admins., have answered to you, while I was away... and I am just now back. :heart:
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Hi Tea, I've been waiting till now for an answer, but I think I've found another pic suitable for the contest. :iconflowerheartplz:
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Please add that :iconanimalsoftheworld: would be happy to do a feature of the winners :) Also I can give 50 :points: Just be sure to note me at contest end! lol I forget things easily! :XD:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much... I will add you to the prize list! :w00t:
Of course I will definitely NOTE you... I always need to be noted, too.
:hug:
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
     Happy Halloween 2009 Dearest Tea :brew:
 
I absolutely love this Halloween journal.You did such a fantastic job with it.I have to say that is really sounds very exciting I look forward to it my friend.I wish lots of luck to the winners I am sure your going to have lots of people participating in this.

Pumpkin La Can't wait to see how it turns out 


Halloween Dinner 
   
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Melissa! :iconspiderglompplz: ;)
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback on this contest journal!!
Yay, it means a lot to me! Yes, I hope we do have lots of participants, and lots of fun.
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
 Tea you are more then welcome my dearest friend and  sister.You always bring so much joy to others.It is one of the qualities I love about you.I can't hink of anyone that doesn't love Halloween...so it is always an exciting time for everyone.That is a great witch's hate too

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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My Aunt hates Halloween, but I love it!  Talk about a clash of interests, living in the same house, that's hard! I refuse NOT to buy candy for the trick or treaters. :XD:  I'm determined to get a costume for this year's Halloween contest at work!
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
awwww that is too bad do you know why she hates it?I guess that must be really hard.I used to think that Halloween was just for kids but not anymore :lmao:
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FractalBee Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
:wow: What an exciting contest and wonderful journal. So clearly explained and beautiful decorated :love:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hannah! :wave:
I am so glad you think so... and I really do appreciate your wonderful feedback on this contest journal!! :la:
Means VERY much to me. :heart: :love:
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FractalBee Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
:hug: :rose:
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to promote the contest and feature the winners. :nod:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much Lily!! That's really awesome!!!
:hug:
Also thanks again for the HUGE help you gave me, so I could change that font colour!
:nod:
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Annissina Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! :cuddle: I'll send you a note with the groups and individuals who have told me they would promote the contest and/or feature the winners. :heart:
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Wonderful theme and I'm sure it will be a beautiful contest.:clap:
I will promote the contest and I will feature the winners and give them Llamas.:)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for being here, and for your support and encouragement!
I will add your promotion and prizes to the list...
thank you very much my dearest friend! :heart:
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
My pleasure, dear Tea:heart::tighthug:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you dear Tea...yellow on black, I can now also read :love: ... wonderful idea and theme.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is better now, to read, right?

Yes, Lily *Annissina and I changed the font... I didn't like it the other way either... but I like the tree image at the top, I am glad Lily help me to change the font colour! :la:

I am glad you like the theme! :hug:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it's much better :hug:
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VoidIndex Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ähm ... I try to submit, but the folder is not showing up and when I click on the folder there is no "submit-button" ... ? help ... please!? :)
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VoidIndex Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lol i should read more carefully ^^... "starts october 1st" ... so nevermind my comment! ;)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey no problem at all! :aww:

I had the end date at Oct. 5th for a couple of hours there... ;)
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Roses-to-Ashes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: Hello!!
Your contest has been featured in my two groups!
:icontrees-with-character:#Trees-With-character
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:icona-foggy-day:#A-Foggy-Day

I would also like to donate a blog feature in both groups for all winners as well as a personal journal feature from myself!! :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow!! Thanks for these promotions, and for all three features prizes, too!
:glomp:

I will add everything to the promotions and prize lists! :w00t:
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Roses-to-Ashes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're More than welcome! We love helping out :hug:
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BlueAnomiS Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very interesting contest :clap:
... and ... I can make a journal feature for the winners (as a prize :) )
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am happy you think so!

Awww, thanks for the offer of the journal feature!
I will add you to the prize list! :hug:
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BlueAnomiS Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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quasi-Virtuoso Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Photographer
What a great theme!! Trees are one of my favorite subjects too!! 
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the support and the enthusiasm! :la:
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