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Hi Again from Nov.19th-20th!

:wave: UPDATE: OPEN AGAIN! :flowerhugs: by Helen-Baq

Our Group is NOW OPEN !!
Voting has been closed since the 18th. Results of our regular TOP SUBS event,
as well as "Oddities of Autumn Contest" will be out, in approximately another week.

We need to give points for the contest, and then renew our Super Group on Dec. 1st!

Our Group will close for the Holiday Season in about 4 or 4.5 weeks,
except for a Holiday Theme Folder we'll try to have prepared during such time,
just for FUN!

:star: I continue to wish for you all:

Be-happy-and-healthy by vafiehya

:heart:Love to all... ~Tea

:sillydance: by catluvr2 Voting on Top Submissions of SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2016 (Including Our "ODDITIES of NATURE in AUTUMN" Contest) :sillydance: by catluvr2


:iconpocketwatchplz: TIME TO VOTE ON SEPT-OCT.'S FOUR ORIGINAL FOLDERS! (& The Contest Folder!) :iconpocketwatchplz:

:note: NOTE: You will need to note that the DATES, for everything, are different this time!


~~~ :sherlock: ~~~ HOW to VOTE ~~~ :sherlock: ~~~

MOST Months We Hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our MAGNIFICENT MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.!!] to VOTE on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from that time period, out of our MAIN Folders!
We simply HOWEVER, strongly believe that this is the Group's Group!
:heart: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :heart:

You May Vote on:

:bulletorange: 2 from "Birds, Inverts, Aquats, Repts, Amphibs, SEPT-OCT.'16" - HERE:…

:bulletorange: 2 from "Land Mammals, Wild & Domestic SEPT-OCT.'16" - HERE:…

:bulletorange: 2 from "Nature Much Closer SEPT-OCT.'16" - HERE:…

:bulletorange: 2 from "All 'Scapes SEPT-OCT.'16" - HERE:…



:bulletorange: 1 {ONE} from "Oddities of Nature in Autumn Contest 2016" - HERE:…

Kitty Loves Bugs by JuneBerry
No, no... I MEAN it!! PAY CLOSE Attention! ;)

Skull Bullet by Gasara Just like the other folders, ONLY Members & Admins. may VOTE!
Skull Bullet by Gasara You can only vote on 1 {ONE} from HERE: "Oddities of Nature in Autumn Contest 2016" - HERE:…

Skull Bullet by Gasara IF you have entered this Contest, you STILL MAY VOTE ON ONE, BUT Simply, YOU MAY NOT VOTE FOR YOUR OWN.
Skull Bullet by Gasara Lastly, regarding Voting Criteria, *Think ODDITY* when you are voting- meaning "strange", "rarity", "unique" "bizarre" - and remember that it IS okay to use different media to express this "Oddity of Nature in Autumn" - since we ARE an ALL-media group!

:pointr: Here is the original CONTEST ARTICLE, which might help you with VOTING! :nod:

:iconpumpkinborderplz: Oddities of Nature in Autumn Contest 2016Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next Not-TOO-Big :XD: Contest

:iconpumpkinborderplz: "Oddities of Nature in Autumn, Contest 2016" :iconpumpkinborderplz:
(Dictionary- Consolidated) -
1. An odd, remarkable, or unusual THING.
2. Quality of being odd, having strangeness, or eccentricity.
3. A strange characteristic or trait; peculiarity.
(Thesaurus- Certain Synonyms Chosen) -
* anomaly
* bizarreness
* extraordinariness
* freakishness
* incongruity
* idiosyncracy
* irregularity
* rarity
NATURE: We are STILL a Nature a Group, so the Contest Entry MUST be ONE that is FOCUSED ON NATURE. It must be on or about Nature. If it is a written piece, then obviously it's ABOUT Nature. Simple as that.
AUTUMN: This is our AUTUMN CONTEST, so try your best to keep it to some of the "traditional" Au

So, The MAX number of submissions you can vote on for this month is: NINE [9].

[If more is sent, I will choose from your own votes. Thanks. :thanks:]

:note: ONE of your votes, could be of ONE of your own submissions, BUT, ONLY from the FOUR MAIN Folders, and ONLY IF you wish! :)

:pointr: SEND in a NOTE to me, Tea of TeaPhotography :iconteaphotography: up to NINE [ 9 ] of what you believe is The TOP Submissions in the way described above, using THUMBCODES, please. :thanks:

If you are not sure how to do "Thumbcodes" please refer to this TUTORIAL:

TUT: Thumb Codes, Links + Emb. by TimberClipse

If still NOT sure, PLEASE ask in a comment below, for any Member or Admin. to answer, or SEND the GROUP a NOTE. :)

Flower Bullet (Red) - F2U! by Drache-LehreFlower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! by Drache-LehreFlower Bullet (Green) - F2U! by Drache-LehreFlower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! by Drache-LehreFlower Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

F2U - Star Divider by vvhiskers VOTING DATES: COMPLETE WITH DATE CHANGES & BRIEF GROUP CLOSURE F2U - Star Divider by vvhiskers

:star: :pointr: VOTING starts on: NOV. 12th.
:star: :pointr: VOTING ends on: NOV. 18th- midnight, YOUR time zone.

:note: Please :please: understand, I will NOT be updating this voting journal to say that voting actually closed. :thanks:

:bulletblack: But I can NOT accept LATE votes THIS TIME, due to the "time crunch" that our group is in. 

SO, if you CAN vote, within that time period, then that's AWESOME!!! :iconcatlaplz:

But if you can't, please don't worry about it- it really is okay. :huggle:

:note: We :bulletwhite:ALWAYS:bulletwhite: temporarily close the group, during the time of voting, which is about every OTHER month; this is ONLY during the time of voting.
:star: :star::star:
Our Group will re-open sometime on NOV. 19th PST!! - (likely toward the EVENING, PST.)

:note: PLEASE NOTE: As always, Regarding our :heart:"FOUR SPECIAL Folders":heart:

Work from these folders WILL be included, too!!!
:nod: :iconlawooplz: :nod:

Just leave it to Yours Truly, aka your Team Leader, and with GREAT difficulty, I will select a few (of the many) fabulous works from each of these most wonderful works from here, and show them off, too, in this next "TOP SUBS..." :heart: :thanks:

Butterfly love by Nina1love1


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

:iconlittleflowerplz: I actually would still like a "10 Year Anniversary" Stamp/Badge...
But so much has happened, with me, I didn't finish asking the person I want to do it, if they would do it for us. I will STILL try before the year is over. :faint:

:iconlittleflowerplz: I hope to have the Article: "The Top Subs of SEPT & OCT. + NEWS" out by Nov. 22nd/23rd.

:iconlittleflowerplz: I MIGHT include the WINNERS of our Contest in "The Top SUBS...."
or it might be a separate article- it really just depends, regardless, the NEWS of our WINNERS will be out around the same time, hopefully also 22nd/23rd. :fingerscrossed:

 :iconlittleflowerplz: "The TOP SUBS Article..." Article WILL also ANNOUNCE:

:bulletred: Our last little, but fun Holiday Theme for the year!

:bulletgreen: The DATES of our yearly HOLIDAY CLOSURE-
where everything closes (except for the HOLIDAY THEME folder), so that there is a little bit of rest for the HARDWORKING ADMINS., but also so that part of that time is used for any official group changes, including Admin. changes. You'll know of everything & anything that is :new: NEW, in our FAQ for 2017.

Also, folders are looked at & re-organized, etc.
:note: I may need a bit of time or help to understand, what is new about folders & submissions, implemented by dA.

I also do the full yearly accounting on our Points Account, & re-organize our POINTS PAGE, etc. :nod:

:icondonatepointsgreenplz: POINTS for Our Group! :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

Keeping this section SHORT, this time. *cough*  ;)

WHY We Would Still Appreciate POINTS:

Black Heart by Xiahism Our SUPER GROUP status needs to be renewed, on THIS coming December 1st, 2016!!

Our group does INDEED use many of the Super Group benefits. It sure makes things easier. Thnaks for understanding. :love:

Black Heart by Xiahism Besides needing to renew our Super Group Status on December 1st or so, we have our LAST semi-big contest to pay our winners with the POINTS as promised, just BEFORE, or around the same time that we need to renew Super Group.

Black Heart by Xiahism To hopefully have a decent amount, or some bit of points left over, to begin 2017!
It is no fun to start a new year, destitute...  plus,

As far as our,  last little Holiday THEME contest of the year goes, which will actually END in 2017-

Black Heart by Xiahism It would be nice to give a small amount of points for prizes, for the last little Holiday THEME contest, but it is not guaranteed.

We give GREAT THANKS to those who have donated any amount of points, in the recent times...

:iconbouquetplz: :iconfloatingheartplz: :iconbouquetplz: :iconfloatingheartplz: :iconbouquetplz:

AND.... NOW... we would LOVE to THANK ANY of YOU in ADVANCE for any amount of points you might be able to donate from starting right now, for the above described reasons! :nod:

:iconbouquetplz: :iconfloatingheartplz: :iconbouquetplz: :iconfloatingheartplz: :iconbouquetplz:

:icongrouphugplz: Admins. for Unframed-Nature! :icongrouphugplz:

There may be some shifting of Admins., especially during the time that we close temporarily over the holidays.

As a result, it is true that I am looking for at least TWO new Admins., to join our TEAM, at the Entry Level position, which we call: "Supporting Team Administrators" - where you may remain as long as you wish, actually, and where you have the option of having a Mentor, though we all tend to be pretty helpful with each other... and a lot of what you need to know is in the "ADMIN. AREA" - we are so laid back, we give you as much time as you need to feel comfortable before you begin voting to Accept Nature work, and Declining work that is NOT Nature work.
This is the very basics of the job, while you continue to see how the group works. :aww:
:note: SEND ME, TEA of TeaPhotography a NOTE, IF you are interested with a title about "Admin." It is preferrable that you are already a MEMBER.

Think about it, or I may come to ask you! ;)

:iconlookoutplz: FAQ Sheet for 2016 :iconlookoutplz:

Check it out!
:star: UPDATED FAQ Sheet for Unframed-Nature 2016:iconhugpileplz: Welcome (Back) to Unframed-Nature,
and to Our NEWLY Completed Group FAQ for 2016!
:note: ***If you need QUICK info. about "Submission Limits, Folder Descriptions, or certain Rules"
simply scroll DIRECTLY past this first section on "Introduction and Welcome" TO the SECTION where you will find exactly what you are looking for!
Thank you! Hope that helps!*** :note:
:iconwhiteflowerplz: Introduction and Welcome! :iconwhiteflowerplz:
First, I would like to take a moment to wish ALL of our Admins., Members, Affiliates, & Friends of our Group,
If you are a NEW Member, thank you for joining us, and  Welcome to our Group! We really hope you will enjoy our fun-loving  Nature group, and our UNIQUE way of doing things!
And if you'

:rose: No worries about reading all of it at once, as it's quite long! It's meant to contain everything for our group. Scroll to what you need, or would like, for the moment. :rose:

:note: :note:  There may be some changes for 2017- but nothing too major, that I can think of, off the top of my head.

I still think I need to understand whatever the new folder rules are, that have been implemented by dA, a bit better.


:heart: Feel free to check them out, you'll be glad you did! :heart:

:icondawishingwell: :icondevnews: :icondeviantheart:

Other AWESOME Groups, Founded by our own ADMINS., HERE!

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

:iconmarvellousmachines: Founder: :iconbergunty:
:note: This group is planning their FIRST CONTEST, for NOVEMBER.
Please consider helping to raise some points for Prizes,
:star: She has ALSO wished for such points, HERE:

Perhaps help to grant her wish?! Thanks in Advance!

( bergunty - I might need an update, when you get a chance. Thx. :aww: )

:icondogsoftheworld: and :iconcome-one-come-all:
Founder: :iconfoxy-poptart:

:iconflowerspassion: Founder: :iconkeziamara:

:iconnatureshaven: Founder: :iconsublime-feline:
Donate HERE: natureshaven-points.deviantart…

You can donate to these groups!

Dear Fellow-Admins.,
PLEASE, DO tell me if you are a FOUNDER of another Group! :heart:



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

[ Not at this time. But if there are Winners from an Affiliate, I'll be happy to include them in this section in our next TOP SUBS Journal. :D ]

:star: IF you are an AFFILIATE GROUP, and you have a CONTEST you'd like us to PROMOTE, send us a GROUP NOTE, and we will happily PROMOTE it on our FRONT PAGE, LEFT-SIDE through the duration! :la:

If you also want us to FEATURE the Winners, please tell us this in your Group Note, too, AND THEN, PLEASE also send us the WINNERS, by Group Note, when the CONTEST is OVER. :aww:

Winners are featured in this section of these types of Articles, and the "Top Subs... Articles"

I DO feel like PROMOTING this, even though it is in our Promotions Section, and soon will show up in our Gallery of Featured Journals...

:iconsnowflakeplz: Annissina's November Feature + New ContestWelcome to my November feature! :love:
New Contest - Frost/Snowflake Theme!
It's almost time for a new contest! :squee: We're going to keep this one short as we have something bigger planned for next year!! :woohoo:
:bulletblue: Theme: Frost/Snowflake :snowflake:
:bulletgreen: Begins: 21st November
:bulletred: Ends: 13th December
:bulletyellow: Entries: 2 per member - must be new art submitted after November 2016. We will accept fractals or fractal manipulations, or even photos! :D
:bulletorange: Please mention in the artist's comment that it's an entry for this contest. :aww:
[Bullet; Purple] As always, the Admins will choose their favourite 10 and let you vote in a poll for the winners. [Love]
[Trophy] PRIZES: [Trophy]
1st place

100 [Points] from Fractal-Love
features by Fractal-Love, Unframed-Nature and XtremeFractals2
2nd place
50 [Points] from Fractal-Love
features by Fractal-Love, Unframed-Nature and @XtremeFracta
by Annissina at Fractal-Love

AWESOME CONTEST!! Please Check it out! :la:



I want to thank YOU ALL,
Members & HARD WORKING Admins. alike who continued with the Group through your wonderful participation during the time, AND then the very unexpected extended time that I was away...

Thank-you-so-much-with-respect by vafiehya

I, MOST especially MUST add, my genuine
and special :heart:HEART-FELT:heart: GRATITUDE to my fellow-Admins., who especially worked EXTRA hard helping and supporting our group here, and keeping it running, & INCLUDING the CONTEST, :ohmygod: on top of everything else! It was never my intention to leave them with so much, without warning! :faint: :hmm:

Of course some of the ones I speak of, have been with the group for very long, and know what to do, and/OR, they are working at the group on some regular basis, so they have learned or are learning fast, how to figure things out! :aww:

I honestly, do not know what I would do without these Admins. :happycry:  It's just completely true! :heart:

The immensity of my gratitude is too difficult for me to express.

Thank you so much 3  by KatZaphire

I do love our whole TEAM, each one for what each one is ABLE to do...when they can! :love:


We at Unframed-Nature look forward to seeing more of your AWESOME work, when we RE-OPEN on the
19th of November



Tea :iconteaphotography:
Your Team Leader

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