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23 : Features + Giveaway

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 6:31 PM
Hey everyone~! :love:

First of all, thank you so much for all the birthday wishes! You've no idea how it made me happy!! :blush:
Yep, I turned 23 yesterday. I feel so old already. :dummy:

Secondly, because it's my birthday, I decided to hold a giveaway and an art feature! :la:

For the giveaway, I will choose 23 people and each of them will receive 50 :points:.

Simply :+fav: this journal so you can get a number, and the winners will be chosen via random.org.
I really love doing art features, and I hope you could check out these amazing pieces and artists, and give them some love! :heart:

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23 PIECES FROM ARTISTS THAT I THINK DESERVE MORE LOVE

Gosick by Crystal-Co  [haikyuu] tsukishima by ryusin  Wonderland by kururuno
dear little red riding hood by nilampwns  Garry by Tabachichi

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Precious Gift by Akihi  judgement by akaniwa
  untitled by VelioJosto
Russian soldier by AlexndraMirica  White bird by SophiaViolette
expression by AnnaShtorm I HATE drawing by Ceresta the life circle 2 by alinamilitaru Tupac Shakur by MarinaSotiriou

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Double shield warrior by ldimonl 
868 Max by Mischeviouslittleelf
Zone 6 by Ullbors 
SpitPaint by Reza-Afshar-Art  My home by kinixuki
Completion by Daitrini  There is no run. by Ainaothar
Victory by Huyen-n00b  Happy 2014!! by Sykugen


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23 RECENT FAVORITES :la:

Autumn by NexxD Just Be Friends by KudamonoYasai .121. by dasTOK We love Eren by FansyL
leger comme une plume by Ni-nig Crows by MissStreelight study by curlyhair Saiunkoku Monogatari: Shurei Hong by general-kuroru
Path of Stars by Hanafae AT::shurei90 by chisachan2010 Attack on Titan by NatuoHarumura Con: Sweet Choco Mocca by moe-notice-me
One Piece - Perona and Mihawk by Calssara Give me love by revengerset Our hearts will fly by augenblickwinkel Haruka + Michiru : "private" by elsch
Alice+Alice by kururuno magic within his hands by nilampwns Alabastan War by AmbitionDFined Sho by littlebabyshoes
Lestat de Lioncourt by Rgveta Igirisu~ by rikurikuri .Airplanes. by Martina-G

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Macro Spotlight Vol.134

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 2:45 AM by MarcosRodriguez:iconmarcosrodriguez:

More exposure 61

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 6:02 AM






.EVERY TIME I DECLINED and DON'T EXPLAIN WY, ITS BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE WRONG FOLDER.

Commission: Sunrise and chocolate by barn-swallow

Hi!   Helloooo Time to featured you guys!
Hope everybody had a nice day.  Welcome new members and watchers! 
Thank you for joining and thanks to the contributors of our galleries for letting me show your amazing works here.
So today, as each week i will open a space for all the members to get one work featured. 
In this space quality does not matter, is to help you out to get more exposure. 

 AFTER THE FEATURED IS DONE, I WILL NOT ADD MORE THUmBs     

Starlord gotg by xCitizenxErasedx If you gaze... by Inner-Legend Erotic by LyckRed Lands - Les Terres Rouges by annewipf Kate Nest by Iskaeldt TLIID 207. Super FRIENDS by AxelMedellin Akasha by MyrilJewels Magenta Magic by LeenaHill My Heart Can't Let Go by StarfireArizona That Won't Be Necessary by Bagam Everything Changes by coby01 A B A N D O N E D by 2pified Enchantress by TinaLouiseUk in all weathers by Inner-Legend Orange dreams by theheek fairy Queen by Lolita-Artz Wings of Desperation by ValerieJoyLauriaThe Preserver by HunDrenus Winter by KiyaSama the defiled utopia. by vexnir The Journey by ParadisiacPictureFather and son by Animefanka misfits sermons by michalivan Antagonic Forces by Akyura44 :Grumble: by DracoPhobos The Keepers by Akara-Legend heavy bullets by KilartDev2 Skies - wallpaper by Tervola Welcome Back by alexiuss Fire Emblem Awakening - Sumia by Calssara Drop by kandasama Van Hoa by thuyngan Emissary Corwan Level 4 by yigitkoroglu Balmoria - Drown by JunedaysSay Something... by TwoToneFools Deeproot Level 3 by yigitkoroglu Her savior by Kimir-Ra Broken Pieces by Peter-Ortiz



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.EVERYTIME I DECLINED and DON'T EXPLAIN WY, ITS BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE WRONG FOLDER.
Hello :wave:
Hope you are all having a great day. It came to my attention some problems about what sites are legal stock providers and witch ones are not.
I have made a very extensive research to make sure i'm not making a mistake by declining images with not confirmed sources. Please read very carefully, i will not battle about this later.
:police: Sites that are NOT confirmed nor will i accept:
:bulletred: Photobucket
:bulletred: Gfxspot and the similar ones
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.EVERYTIME I DECLINED and DON'T EXPLAIN WY, ITS BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE WRONG FOLDER.
:police: Here are the rules to keep up..please feel free to send a note if you have any question! We don't decline fantasy and sweet things as long as it follows the rules so don't be fooled by the name of our group
:skullbones: First of all WE ARE NOT A GROUP ABOUT THE TV SERIES, we get a lot of submission about this, we accept them if they show visible fantasy/darkness/scifi, but not plain characters.
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Stock and Resources PE Wrap Up 2014

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 6:00 PM by Elandria:iconelandria:

Senior Selections #17

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 6:31 AM


Senior Selections #17


Welcome back to SeniorSelections with its seventeenth week of selections featured by Senior Members! 
Please show your support by :+favlove:'ing this news article. Please also comment and :+fav:  on our wonderful features!


Please note: we are still accepting admins to join our team for further information refer to this journal, and we take feature suggestions from the community just send us or a team admin a note!

Thank you for supporting this group and project from the SeniorSelections team! 

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Stock and Resources



Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? What do you enjoy doing?



// Ah, the introduction question :) Well I live in Germany and work as stone mason / sculptor (tombstones). I enjoy listening to music, reading a nice book, programming and simply being creative. But what I enjoy most is writing (prose). I think everyone needs a big passion in life. I'm glad I found mine :)


How long have you been a member of deviantART, and what first interested you about the site?



// I had to check my account for that question. It says: "Deviant since Mar 10, 2005". That is a long time. I came here for manips. It's that simple :lol: I discovered that kind of art around 2003/2004. I came to DA via twistedrealmz, phirebrush, breed and other art collectives I discovered back then. And after being a long time only viewer I decided to register here showing my first steps in creating manips too (but I quit, so don't search for them at my account :giggle:)


What could you tell us about yourself that others might not expect about you?



// I got my first tattoo in the living room of a buddy while listening to bob marley. That buddy got the tattoo machine about 2 weeks earlier and needed some skin to practice on. I'm not sure if this is an answer you didn't expect. ^^


Do you participate in any of the other deviantART galleries? If so, what do you create?



// I'm not that "active" outside of stocks & resources :) But to answer your question: I did some CD-covers for a friend of mine and the cover for a self released novel. It's not enough for an art-account that's why I have a tiny non-stock-folder in my gallery.


What inspired you to become a stock provider?



// After I tried to do manips myself I had quite a lot of own stocks so I thought it won't be the worst idea to offer them. Maybe the reason was a part of the overall feeling inside the stock community here which is really positive and friendly. The other part was the thought: Stockers and their work are like fairies in the background, the paint on the canvas of the digital artists. They got the skills - we got the stocks. Something like that and in between :)


Where is the most interesting place that you've been to take stock photos?



// That's the hardest question of all. But having a weakness for dystopian art I'd say a small abandoned hotel. To see how nature takes back what belongs to it is very fascinating.


Have you ever had a crazy experience while photographic stock?



// It's not that crazy. A few years ago I was on a cemetery searching for sculptures to shoot. There was a squirrel following me all the time. So I put the camera on the ground using self-timer and threw a little stone in front of it (I had no food). The squirrel thought it is something to eat and run in front of the camera but then it was more interested in the camera itself and all I got was a blurry image of a squirrel looking into the lens :)


What are you working on at the moment?



// What consumes most of my spare time at the moment (about 80%) is a novel I'm working on (yes, the passion!). Besides that I'm preparing stock packs out of the shots I did during my last vacation. I also like to do some carving but unfortunately there is no time left ...


What advice would you give to artists that are just starting out as a stock provider?



// Produce stocks you might use yourself and/or which inspire you when looking at. In my opinion this is a good indicator of quality. Shoot what you like but don't forget the classics - there is always place for a nice rusty texture :lol:


Show us some of your favorite stock images from your gallery:



// I thought about it. Which number is okay and which is just outrageous? I'll take 3 so everyone can check out my gallery to see if my fav is their fav :lol:


297 - colors on the edge pack by duesterheit

292 - end of it all pack by duesterheit  286 - x-ray pack by duesterheit





Welcome to JULY & AUGUST 2014’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
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Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:


A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS, & NEW ADMINISTRATORS, too! :love:

:squee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :squee:

And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fantastic
Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here. :aww:

:iconpinkflowerplz:

Thank you so much to ALL the amazing MEMBERS (and Admins.) who returned to vote on our main folders for these months! :love:

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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 love of Art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!

Without further ado...


Please Enjoy The Voted Top Submissions of JULY & AUGUST.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SELECTED IN JULY & AUGUST 2014!


[:note: Each section/folder has a small group, at the VERY TOP, where those had received slightly more votes. These will be copied to the Featured Folder, AND eventually :+fav:'d by our :points: account at Unframed-Nature-PTS
The others are in no particular order.]

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:iconflower-plz: From: Birds, Invertebrates, Aquatics, Amphibians, Reptiles

Through fire by MaaykeKlaverLadybird by alexgphotoPheasantPhun1 by Coigach
Colours of life by AngiWallaceLittle swallows 3 by Corvus-monedula93Darkling Beetle (?) by melvynyeo
Black and white wild by TaniaAVMatthew 10:31 by Keziamarasmall godzilla by Esoragotka
Let's have fun! by plumita1slippery slope by mkueglerBird Grasshopper by Andres-Cadena

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Parer au decollage by YannickDellapina169.365 A Delicate Moment by PiecesOfAnsleyJuvenile bald eagle by Rajmund67First pic from Scotland 2014 by Kriloner
Female Red winged blackbird - ruffled by JestePhotographyProthonotary Warbler by Andres-CadenaBee by NitramXSoft by Esoragotka
09494 by IkarusthefirstZebra longwing caterpillars eating by LordMajestrosEurasian eagle-owl by Rajmund67Owl by leamarzio
Matthew 10:31 by KeziamaraChipe Dorado by Andres-CadenaFly by dorolainwho's the bigger fish? by mkuegler
Two in One - King vulture by BiBiARTsDive, Dive, Dive by Jamie-MacArthurstilting Grasshopper by albatros1Osprey and pastel pencils by riksons
Sunbird by kiew1Symphypleona of the Golden Jungle by The-Dude-L-BugFroggie by WolfieMeowsSnowy butterfly by Esoragotka
Nectar Time by TheFunnySpiderBlue by WindInTheCoffeeCupMorning Pleasure by chamatheRobin by KattPhotography
Duck Duck Jabiru by QuestaviaRiot 7 by EdgedFeather


:iconflower-plz: From: Land Mammals, Wild & Dommestic

*** by AnnaTyurinaForest-Shadow by Fuz-Caforio-ArtTable Manners by MorningIrbis
Horse by Laniidae7Jedi by Richard-CederfjardThe Adventurous Manx is Sweet Sixteen by TeaPhotography
Bon Apetit by mkueglerHappy World Cat Day by DeviantTeddineHappy Arctic Wolf by TVD-Photography
giant by DaSchuLitte cutie by Riderofthewind95Running White Horse by philippeL

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Companion by Black-DressARTISTDressing Up The Place by sueznI see you by reymoBambi Rests by parallel-pam
Tribute to a King by akrasielLion by AdaykaMiss Majestic by Iluvbiscuit2African Lion by DPasschier
Days Of Summer by sueznLaziness is a virtue by FuturamaJSPlioness by zarielcharoititeHind by leamarzio
Photography me a sheep by KlaraDrielleExhausted by StephGablerJ. Irving BandW by coffeenoirTiger ballpen drawing by 22Zitty22
Annihilate by WishmasterAlchemistSquirrel Snacking by FallOut99Citadella by WordupCurious by Tayley
Mozart II. by thephotogrumblerBobcat by FredrikEriksson1Roe Doe by FreyaPhotosIt's on the tip of my tongue  - Dollar by CrystalMarine-Arts
Fox by IllegalHamster



:iconflower-plz: From: Nature Much Closer

Sonnenpusteblume by TobiasAckermannGolden drops - Strange world by AStoKopositivity.. by humannotdancer
Little Lanterns... by catch---22calluna by tsigane*** by Fatalv
Colors of Summer by DeviantTeddineAlien Plant by NitrokMake a Wish by alexgphoto
Dragon Fruit by SchwarzWieEbenholZSymphony by UnkopierbarSparkling Meadow by MirachRavaia

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Yellow Rose of Friendship by TeaPhotographyShy by MYPeanutGalleryLeaf Story by PaintedFeatherz14dahlias in my garden by kosharik69
Drop colony by CottoonFalling to the Flames by John-PeterUntitled118 by JuliaHasAGunBow Your Heads by Blue-Koi
As beautiful as an Orchid by LewiARTsFallen by TheDewdropFairyBeautiful Fan II by larksgarLe bout du monde by Misgaeroten
Algae By The River by surrealistic-gloomruiskukka - pikkulahja by semperturdusmerulaSurvivor by Unkopierbaruniversal dream by semperturdusmerula
Hind by leamarzioA Touch of Red by Kurosu-kunBotanical garden by ZaratraIn the change ... by BiBiARTs
Xx by tikitakiOverheating by WishmasterAlchemistGlowing Spikes by LeonsFilmreviewsHappy Pansy Birthday by gigi50
Flower by yavuzselimturanEnergetic roses by stokrotas.: Nothing lasts for ever :. by Frank-BeerCosmos Bipinnatus by Skaldur
Eye-catching pink by MagicOfSnowLucky by LASKANWLFKunterbunter Sommer 2 by Martina-WWJourney into space by Anastasia-Ri
until the sunray hits me by IreneHorvath



:iconflower-plz: From: All ‘Scapes

Need Nothing Revisited by TexRamoneGuardian Of The Galaxy by PeterJCoskunCrazy Sunshine by almostacrayon
Messenger by TrenteLuray Caverns by xthumbtakxSun is going to sleep by ferrohanc
Days End by PeterJCoskunMorning in the Forest by ferrohancWhispers of autumn 2 by ilvahaust
Avalanche by jbrumThe feeling at the end of a perfect day by LordLJCornellPhotosCamargue Sunset by Oaken-shield


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Touch of gold sun... by FatalvEyes Over Yosemite by PeterJCoskunThe garden on the wall by Stu7artThe Silence by Trichardsen
The Shire by UnkopierbarGreen Waves by AlecsPSSchwabacher Sunset 5884 by pesterleLast Autumn by Weissglut
Surreal Sky by FrancescaDelfinoUtah 12 by JCCJ756Blu-Rays by AnnMarieBoneSunflowers by TomazKlemensak
trees by giga92Iceland landscapes pt. VII by TheChosenPesssimistKaraugom by DeingeLMountain river by TomaszLange
Lavender Craze II by DeviantTeddineGalloway: mist in the forest by CoigachWhipped Topping by JuglarsSurrounded by Clouds by artbitNick
Melbeck Mirror by parallel-pamLeave Me Breathless by SharingMyDreamsbeginning of a journey by kosharik69The Seasons of My Life by TeaPhotography
Fall Ploughing by surrealistic-gloom



FROM OUR FOUR SPECIAL FOLDERS...
A Few Chosen Via Founder-Choice...


These FOUR folders were added a year ago, for the precise purpose to seek to broaden and deepen the meaning of our Group in a variety of ways, in general to cause us to think about Nature and its fragility and persistency and our human relationship to it.

:iconflower-plz: From: Animals for Adoption & Animal Welfare

Reasons to Foster (Sassy) by camelopardalisinblueEgg Drop Spook by tanikelGetting Better With Age by TeaPhotography
Tidings of Gratitude by TeaPhotographyFriendship Rings- Updated by TeaPhotographyHomeward Bound? by Geak-of-Nature
And That's Just How It's Done by TeaPhotographyReaching Out by TeaPhotographyHappy Endings- I Survived by TeaPhotography
One Dapper Charming Little Gent by TeaPhotographyWorld Class Beauty by TeaPhotographyKittens... in All Colours, Shapes, and Sizes by TeaPhotography
Ready to Pounce by Geak-of-Nature



:iconcatlaplz: I am VERY happy that there are a few more deviations of ADOPTION and WELFARE-THEMES, FINALLY submitted or requested to this folder! :iconcatlaplz:

:note: Admins.! Please find/request more, and dear Members, if you have any please SUBMIT them, or suggest them to us, BY NOTE, if you find them, so we can request them! :eager:
:thanks: This would be a HUGE HELP! :thanks:


:iconflower-plz: From: Endangered Species & Environmental Issues

The Tree's PrayerDear Lord,
Don't let the rain wash away the dirt from my roots,
For without it I would have no place to stand
Dear Lord,
Don't let the sun shrivel my roots
For without them I would have nothing with which to stand on.
Dear Lord,
Don't let the axe cleave my trunk
For without it I would not have the will to stand.
Dear Lord,
Don't let the knife sever my branches
For without them my will to stand would break.
But please Lord,
Don't let them burn my leaves
For without them I could not stand at all.
Curious by MisgaerotenWhiskers by Riphath
We are not Alone by ChocoHal Snow queen by Seb-Photos
Grumpy by MisgaerotenRed Panda by moondancer3Polar Bear by AmBr0
Making a Nest by spring-warmthGeria by MrAlito



:note: Admins.! Please find/request more, and dear Members, if you have any please SUBMIT them, or suggest them to us, BY NOTE, if you find them, so we can request them! :eager:
:thanks: This would be a HUGE HELP! :thanks:


:iconflower-plz: From: Humans, Architecture, & Transportation in NATURE

Supper by FuturamaJSPThe Rest by TullusionCatch-a-ride by WolfieDeviant
Rosengarten by designbunkerHay you! by friartuck40A Bird in the Hand by Keziamara
Agility - California - III by Deliquesce-FluxSailing In An Aruban Sunset by discoinferno84Wintry cover VIII by black-cat16
Sunset and a backhoe... by ZenrynimSecret place by dragan45


:iconflower-plz: From: Still Life, Concepts, Abstract, Crafts, Fantasy in NATURE

Love and Peace by creativemikeyWhite Flowers On Satin by coby01Moonlight Sonata. by Kondratij
Catabirds by DroganaidaTree of Life, Band Cover for Dreadnought by DymondStarrBlack and Silver Flower and Spike Earrings by lulabug
Butterfly Fly Away 84/365 by AnnissinaMoss garden by DeathMysteryChibi Birds by MissBajoCollection
Another rocks by KPEKEPHummingbird Watercolor Painting by Olechka01Sea Turtle Strength by TeaPhotography



:trophy: WINNERS FROM OUR THEME FOLDER... :trophy:
Thank you AGAIN TO OUR AWESOME VOTERS!!!
:heart:


:iconflower-plz: From: DOUBLE OR NOTHING; CLOSE-UPS!

:trophy: FIRST: :iconart-fromthe-heart: with:
Crowned Victorians by ART-fromthe-HEART

150 :points: / +150 :points: to an ACTIVE Group of Choice,
WITH a Widget somewhere for collecting Points & FULL Credit
for Winning them the POINTS! :nod:

:trophy: SECOND: :iconjbrum: with:
Double Barrel by jbrum

100 :points: / +100 :points: to an ACTIVE Group of Choice,
WITH a Widget somewhere for collecting Points & FULL Credit
for Winning them the POINTS! :nod:

:trophy: THIRD: :iconmorkelerasmus:  with:
Two Young Kings by MorkelErasmus

50 :points: / +50 :points: to an ACTIVE Group of Choice,
WITH a Widget somewhere for collecting Points & FULL Credit
for Winning them the POINTS! :nod:

THREE Runners-Up:

:trophy: RUNNER-UP: :iconweissglut: with:
Unzertrennlich by Weissglut

20 :points: / +20 :points: to an ACTIVE Group of Choice,
WITH a Widget somewhere for collecting Points & FULL Credit
for Winning them the POINTS! :nod:

:trophy: RUNNER-UP: :iconposerfan: with:
Infinite Freedom by poserfan

20 :points: / +20 :points: to an ACTIVE Group of Choice,
WITH a Widget somewhere for collecting Points & FULL Credit
for Winning them the POINTS! :nod:

:trophy: RUNNER-UP: :iconplumita1: with:
Hurry up - we're being watched! by plumita1

20 :points: / +20 :points: to an ACTIVE Group of Choice,
WITH a Widget somewhere for collecting Points & FULL Credit
for Winning them the POINTS! :nod:

:rose: :star: FIVE HONOURABLE MENTIONS :star: :rose:
simplysuzu Duet by simplysuzu
frankbeer .: Moskitorasboras :. by Frank-Beer
DeviantTeddine Simba And Socksi - Purrfect Times by DeviantTeddine
BiBiARTs Two in One - King vulture by BiBiARTs
Geak-of-Nature Baby Feet by Geak-of-Nature

:star: Plus, EACH of the above, will be COPIED to our FEATURED Folder, and then LATER,
be :+fav:'d by our POINTS ACCOUNT at Unframed-Nature-PTS


:iconlawooplz:


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:iconballoonsplz: Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! :iconballoonsplz:

:iconflower-plz: RE-Featured From: “The Group’s Donors’ Folder”
from Last Month's Donors, To be Copied to the Featured Folder, and THEN... eventually :+fav:'d by:
Unframed-Nature-PTS

In the deep by jennystokesHeart that heals by jennystokesDaisy 1 by jennystokes
Double White in Black and White by DaveinwiltonSplaaaash by DaveinwiltonAn Oxbow at Sunset in HDR by Daveinwilton
Seaside Brawl by DaveinwiltonThat Is MR STUD MUFFIN To You by DaveinwiltonReflecting On Spring by Daveinwilton
Ambassador Hotah by InaWolfsimageFoxglove Flowers by surrealistic-gloomI found Nemo again.... by davincipoppalag
Beautiful Lily by davincipoppalagGlad tidings by davincipoppalagBeautiful Binney by davincipoppalag
Dafullmoooooon by davincipoppalagPretty Birdie by davincipoppalagSunset Cove 2 by davincipoppalag
Tennessee Warbler - Singing by JestePhotographyGiving Life a Chance by TeaPhotographyLife Uphill by TeaPhotography


:iconflowerthnxplz: Our Group’s MOST Recent Donors of :points: POINTS :iconflowerthnxplz:

:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
Sun Ray On My Kitty by surrealistic-gloomDay Lilies by surrealistic-gloom

:iconcarolynym:
Orange Flower by CarolynYMMoon by CarolynYMDaisies by CarolynYM
Window to the Sea by CarolynYMGlass Pumpkin in Oil by CarolynYMOur Galaxy, The Milky Way by CarolynYM

:icongigi50:
Good morning Vancouver 2 by gigi50Birthday flowers by gigi50

:iconphilippel:
Such a Lovely Kitty by philippeLPaddling Little Guy by philippeL
O Tree by philippeLPlough under the Sun by philippeL

:iconjocelyner:
Yellow Butterfly by JocelyneRYellow and Pink Gerberas by JocelyneR

:iconklaradrielle:
Delicate by KlaraDrielle

:iconmirachravaia:
Swan Family by MirachRavaiaMonster fir by MirachRavaiaReach for the sun by MirachRavaia
Cotton Candy by MirachRavaiaMountains by MirachRavaiaBack in time by MirachRavaia

:iconjewel-firefly:
Frozen Heart by Jewel-FireflyCobra Patterns by Jewel-Firefly
Watermelon Slice by Jewel-FireflyLion around by Jewel-Firefly

:iconteaphotography:
Believe in New Beginnings by TeaPhotographyMelting into Trails of Tears by TeaPhotography

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:iconbeatingheartplz:



:iconheart5plz: Our Group’s MEMBERS of THE MONTH :iconheart5plz:

Thank you to these fabulous Members who have been loyal to our Group in various ways, and for a while now! For example, doing things like:
Voting in THIS here- our Monthly Event, Supporting our Articles with Comments and/or Fav's, Supporting our Themes by Participating in them and Promoting them, Supporting our CONTESTS by participating and promoting and/or donating prizes/points, supporting the group through donating points, or helping out other members when they have a question and by faving each other's work, or simply submitting work regularly, and even other ways, too! :nod:

(Of course NO one MEMBER of the MONTH is doing ALL of these, that doesn't seem possible!... but there are some Members, WHO strive as much as they can... :nod: )

How kind and generous of them! :nod:
We are very grateful for all they do and for being such valuable Members of our Group here! :heart:

:pointr: JULY:

JestePhotography :iconjestephotography: :iconflowersplz:
Bubbles by JestePhotographyCanada-Goose-Elegance by JestePhotography
Plains-Bison-Summer Meadows by JestePhotographyCrow-The Look by JestePhotography

and

Jewel-Firefly :iconjewel-firefly: :iconflowersplz:
Pure of Heart by Jewel-FireflyOn the Loose by Jewel-Firefly
Let me think about it by Jewel-FireflyA Great View by Jewel-Firefly

:pointr: AUGUST:                                                                                           

Daveinwilton :icondaveinwilton: :iconflowersplz:
Cavanaugh Gulch Cove 01 by DaveinwiltonRed Panda 2150 by Daveinwilton
Cock Quail 004 by DaveinwiltonSummer Splash by Daveinwilton

and

davincipoppalag :icondavincipoppalag: :iconflowersplz:
Underwater by davincipoppalagPeaceful Beach by davincipoppalag
Autumn in the weeds by davincipoppalagDawn on the Nubble by davincipoppalag

:iconfloatingheartplz:


:star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

:community: Becoming A Part of Unframed-Nature's Admin. TEAM :community:

:icongrouphugplz:Welcome to Our TWO New Admins.!:icongrouphugplz:

We Welcome Kezia and Julia to our ADMIN. TEAM!!!

Kezia Keziamara :iconkeziamara:
Summersweet by KeziamaraPrincess by KeziamaraIsaiah 42:10 by Keziamara

Julia KiwiCocktail :iconkiwicocktail:
Colors of Autumn by KiwiCocktailColor my World by KiwiCocktailSign of Summer by KiwiCocktail
Something she plans to do for us:
Endangered Animals Feature I: Snow LeopardThis is a new feature series for Unframed-Nature planned by myself and TeaPhotography, and it also serves as a subcategory of my Animals feature series.
Please enjoy reading about the snow leopard, and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section! :heart:
Endangered Animal: Snow Leopard
These beautiful felines live in the highlands of Central Asia.
Their numbers have decreased at the hands of man through poaching and illegal market, prey base depletion as well as lack of awareness and conservation.

Snow Leopard info:
Panthera uncia
:megaphone: IUCN status: :target: Endangered :target:
Links:
IUCN red list
Wild Cat Conservation

:iconcatlaplz:

We thank them for joining our TEAM, and we look forward to their time with us!

:note: If you would be interested in becoming a part of our Wonderful Admin. TEAM,
PLEASE :note:NOTE:note: ME, TeaPhotography.

:note: You may want to LOOK at our APPLICATION, first, and answer as many questions as you can or feel like answering.

It is just SO much more INFORMAL than it looks- really! :nod: :aww:
It just gives us, the Admins., a little idea, as well as YOU, our newest Admin., a general idea of things. :aww:
 
Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
Introduction
Before you apply, please know that volunteering for a large and active group here on dA, such as Unframed-Nature is a real and true commitment, which will take up some of your time on at least a weekly basis, maybe more.
Unframed-Nature is special in many ways, but from an Administrative view point, it is very special because we have always had good luck with our current Administrators, most of which have been with the Group, as Administrators, for a very long time.
We are a very friendly Team, both with each other, and with the Members, as well. This means when we do have to decline works, we do give a reason, and we are friendly about it.  It means, that upon occasion if there is something that we disagree about within the Admin. Team, we disagree nic


:note: And you do NOT have to be qualified in every area, AT ALL, to become a part of the team!
I'm definitely not! :giggle:

So think about it, and if you are a Member of our group, and would like to be involved a bit more,
WE just might be the GROUP for YOU! :la:

:thanks: :heart: :thanks:

:pencil:Unframed-Nature's UpComing News Articles :pencil:
 
:bulletorange: After this article here, we have another Article out, SOON-ish, in regard to our Autumn-themed contest.  :aww:

:trophy: UPCOMING CONTESTS :trophy:

:pointr: Unframed-Nature's NEXT BIG CONTEST!
THEME: Autumn- The Specific Theme is still to be Announced.
DATES: Tentatively, set for Sun. Oct. 11th - Sat. Nov. 9th.
(Yes these dates could change- in fact, they already have from the last article, about this.)

:iconhappysunplz:UPCOMING THEMES:iconhappysunplz:

:pointr: A last THEME of the YEAR in DECEMBER!
THEME: To Be Announced.


:icondonatepointsgreenplz: POINTS for Our Group! :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

From the bottom of our HEARTS, :heart: we thank you, as your generous acts do not go unnoticed!

:iconsomehugsplz::iconbouquetplz::iconsomehugsplz::iconbouquetplz::iconsomehugsplz::iconbouquetplz::iconsomehugsplz:

:bulletblack: The NEXT BIG CONTEST of the Year takes place around this OCTOBER!
(We have TWO HUGE CONTESTS per Year!)

:bulletblack: We will continue with our Monthly Themes, which are much smaller point prizes.

:bulletblack: The NEXT/Last Theme of 2014 will be in December!!

:bulletblack: We sometimes use points for other special occasions or circumstances, on a smaller scales.

:bulletblack: At this point, we DO plan to renew our SUPERGROUP Status THIS DECEMBER.
:fingerscrossed:


These are some of the things that your generous points help us to be able to accomplish. Thank you again for your fabulous help!
:blowkiss:

To help us to achieve these plans and goals, if you do have a few points to spare, feel free to donate to our group, HERE:
:points: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: :points:

:star: Any point helps, and you will read there, how our donors are rewarded! :star:


:iconlookoutplz: REMINDERS of a Couple of Changes... :iconlookoutplz:

:bulletred: We are going to take the MAIN Nature folders and have them run BI-MONTHLY. That means voting every OTHER month, and "TOP SUBS of TWO MONTHS AT A TIME" News Articles, etc.

WHY? The main reason this is coming about is because, since last Summer, I have been forced to delete folders at our group, which has really broken my heart, since the first time and each time since.

Periodically, I am NOT allowed to create NEW folders until I delete OTHER folders. It's a pain in the neck, it's very sad, and it also makes the job extra difficult. :hmm:
Apparently there IS a limit, and we are definitely at our capacity.

By doing this, it will at least slow things down and I won't have to worry about it, quite as often. :aww:

But then as a small side bonus, I have realized it will help with less work for me, for a couple of reasons... less time opening and closing folders, and less time working on spreadsheets and creating news articles-

In general, in life, I am burning the candle at both ends, AND the middle, so this might help a bit. ;)

:bulletred:  Every OTHER month, when we are transitioning to new folders, and we are temporarily closed, instead of being closed for a few hours, I am going to have us be TEMPORARILY CLOSED for the first week- which means will will re-open on July 8th, then Sept. 8th, then November 8th...

This gives us a lot more breathing room, both for group purposes- time for work on the group itself, and for any personal breathing room, too. :aww:



:iconteamoplz: Affiliate Groups to NOTE :iconteamoplz:

DO YOU HAVE A CONTEST TO PROMOTE?
Simply NOTE OUR GROUP! Our Admin. in charge will Advertise it for you on our PROFILE PAGE,
in the PROMOTIONS AREA! :la:

:note: BUT, If you ALSO want WINNERS FEATURED, PLEASE TELL us this in the NOTE, ALSO, AND THEN NOTE US AGAIN WITH THE WINNERS so we can get your WINNERS featured in these types of News Articles, thank you! :thanks:

:iconlovegreenplz:

:icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz: :rose: ~~~~~~~~~~~ :rose: :icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz:

COMMUNITY GROUPS, WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT!
:heart: Feel free to check them out, you'll be glad you did! :heart:

:icondawishingwell: :icondevnews:

:icondeviantheart: :icondacompliments:


Other AWESOME Groups, Founded by our own ADMINS., HERE!
:iconpetpicks: Founder: :iconwindinthecoffeecup:
donate here: WindInTheCoffeeCup

:iconfractal-love: Founder: :iconannissina:
donate here: Fractal-Love-Points

:icondogsoftheworld: and :iconcome-one-come-all:
Founder: :iconlacedshadowdiamond:

:iconi-heart-colors: Founder: :iconkiwicocktail:


:trophy: Affiliate Groups’ CONTEST WINNERS! :trophy:

YOU COULD BE HERE! ;)

None to feature at this time, but maybe soon!
We are currently promoting contests!!!


PLEASE CHECK THE CONTESTS WE ARE PROMOTING FOR AFFILIATES ON THE LEFT SIDE OF OUR PROFILE PAGE!!
:note: If you want us to PROMOTE a Contest or EVENT from YOUR GROUP, send us a GROUP NOTE! If you want us to FEATURE the WINNERS, send us the WINNERS in a GROUP NOTE, as well. :aww:


:iconlawooplz:

Thank you for your attention to our Wonderful Affiliates. :thanks:
~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!

A serious and :heart:HEART-FELT:heart: THANKS to ALL of my fellow-Admins.,
There are just no words great enough to express my utter gratitude for my fellow-Admins. :love:

:iconbeatingheartplz:

:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:

I just love our TEAM!

An EXTRAORDINARY TEAM it IS!

:iconfloatingheartplz:

:love: Thank you to our VERY OWN Lily Annissina :iconannissina: for CREATING this GORGEOUS CUSTOM
CSS & Skin for OUR Group, as a GIFT to us!
I did not know she was going to do it- she did not ASK for anything beforehand or after!

( :note: if you notice any quirks, it is still a work in progress! :aww: )

If you should feel so moved, feel free to drop a few points :points: to her new-ish group HERE:
Fractal-Love-Points

I know I would really appreciate that. :love:

:iconfloatingheartplz:

We, at Unframed-Nature hope that the rest of SEPT., and ALL of OCTOBER, will be really AWESOME, for all of our MEMBERS & ADMINS.! :la:

:iconblowkissteaplz:
Tea :iconteaphotography:
Your Founder, aka Senior Team Leader...


ProjectPorkchop Vol369

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 2:42 PM



ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.




:iconnorianum:

Mateusz is an artisan crafter from the UK. He specializes in creating wire bonsai trees and handmade mushroom lamps! He uses materials like driftwood and recycled copper wire to create his trees and they look very close to natural. His mushroom lamps are even ore fascinating in that they are made from silicone mixed with a glow in the dark substance so they light up at night! Check out his outstanding gallery today!


IMG 0099x by NoriAnummagic mushrooms by NoriAnum
Wire tree by NoriAnumSakura Bonsai Tree by NoriAnum

see more..




:icona-r-z-h:

A-R-Z-H is a digital artist from France. His style is driven by horror and the macabre and his works are very chilling. He creates amazing and terrifying creatures, the likes of which you have never seen before! He uses a limited color pallette of predominantly black and white with touches of color which gives an eerie appearance. You will definitely want to take a look at his amazing work...just not before bed!

Born Dead by A-R-Z-HFaceless 2014 by A-R-Z-H
Cerberus Ii by A-R-Z-HAel by A-R-Z-H

see more..




:iconowl-glass:

Owl-Glass is a traditional artist from Russia. She is known for her black and white ink drawings and finds her influence in mythology, fairy tales and novels. She uses textures and patterns beautifully and shades her figures by crosshatching her pen strokes, which gives an old storybook feeling. She is truly talanted and you will most certainly want to add her to your watch list!

Fire bird by owl-glassRamiro Alva and Octavia by owl-glass
Li and lily by owl-glassMy lords by owl-glass

Suggested by Brunild 
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:icontharene:

Irene is a digital artist from Spain. She loves to create fan art, espescially for video games and has a very cute and colorful cartoon style! Her designs are very whimsical and fun and she really knows how to give personality to her characters. She loves comments and welcomes anyone who wants to ask questions, so feel free...She even takes requests!

Timeless Melody by TharenePrincess of Hyrule by Tharene
Kitana - Deadly Alliance by ThareneLaruto and Medli Art Collab by Tharene

see more..




:iconomarfeliciano:

Omar is a professional design and interfaces artist from Puerto Rico. He decided to venture into creating designer t-shirts as a creative outlet outside of his work. His shirts a truly one of a kind and are quite humerous! Some designs are inspired by nostalgia such as classic video games whereas others are meant to make a statement or just make you smile! I guarantee you will want to own every single one!

Death Leopard by OmarFeliciano15 Feet of Rain by OmarFeliciano
Hola Clan by OmarFelicianoWhat Could Possibly Go Wrong? by OmarFeliciano

see more..






If you enjoyed this article please be sure to :+fav: it, as this helps these artists get even more exposure.

If you would like to suggest someone for a future ProjectPorkchop article please send a note to our group:

:iconprojectporkchop:

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