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Countdown to BIG Contest- Earth Day 2015: "PROJECT GOING GREEN"

Wednesday, June 10th @ 11:59pm

WELCOME to Our Next BIG Contest:


We are OPEN!
CLOSES: JUNE 5th, 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time!
:note: UPDATE: CLOSES: WED. JUNE 10th, no matter what.

:star: This is much more of a PROJECT than a Contest, and therefore it will require more ACTION, than most contests do.

:bulletgreen: Submit your Submission, which is your PROJECT.
:bulletgreen: Paste the LINK, or THUMBCODE of the actual ARTICLE- Earth Day 2015: "PROJECT GOING GREEN" in your Artist Comments, stating it is for Unframed-Nature.
:bulletgreen: Document as little or as much as you want or need, to explain your Submission, which is your Project,
in writing, in your Artist Comments.

:star: So, if you are interested in the subject matter of this contest, and would like to take a little action in a project that is a bit more challenging than a regular contest,
The Administrators seriously ask you to PLEASE READ ABOUT THE CONTEST/PROJECT:
:icongreenflowerplz: Earth Day 2015, PROJECT GOING GREEN-UPDATES:iconjoyloveplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconjoyloveplz:
2. WITH THE PRIZE LISTINGS, in relationship to slow participation or lack of.
:icongreenflowerplz:Earth Day 2015: "Project Going Green":icongreenflowerplz:
:iconearthplz: About Earth Day, And How It Relates To This Contest :iconearthplz:
Earth Day is a Global Holiday which began in 1970!
:cake: IT BEGAN 45 YEARS AGO :cake:
This year in 2015, this international celebration which aims to promote awareness, education, and action in order to help preserve and protect Nature on our common home Earth, falls on Wednesday, April 22nd!
This is Unframed-Nature's THIRD year in a row having an EARTH DAY contest. I think this is a celebration, in and of itself.
:eager: :party: :eager:
It began as an attempt to reflect that not only do we love and enjoy the

It will be easier for us ALL. :relax: Now let's have fun!! :dance: And remember we already have a lot of GREAT PRIZES.

Mar.-Apr. TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature and NEWS

Journal Entry: Sun May 17, 2015, 4:33 PM

Welcome to MARCH-APRIL 2015’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.

Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome each one of you and your support! :thanks:

:love: A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our :new:NEW:new: MEMBERS! :love:

:dance:  :clap: :w00t: :clap:  :dance:

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


Thanks SOOOO much to ALL of the Members who returned to VOTE on the four main folders with and for us! (And of course, we thank the Admins. who also did so! :nod:)
We appreciate all of you took the effort to do this! Thank you for volunteering you time!

:star: And also thank you for voting on the THEME folder this time, too!


:eyes: SEE you next time as well! Afterall, this is the GROUP'S Group!
:eager: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :eager:

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 MARCH-APRIL.

[: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.]


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

Teenage Complaint by TerribleTerThe brave little crab by Zelma1Seven Spot Ladybird - Coccinella septempunctata by Mendipman
Pigeons by takmajGreat Cormorant Painting by EsthervanHulsenLook into my eye by TheFunnySpider
Pink bow tie by MaresaSinclair

Nuthatch by PaintedFeatherz14goldfish by kosharik69Double Ducks by WestOz64The Hunter and the Hunted by Canadianhorseluver
Waves Dodging by WillTCOne eel to go, please! by tuAllyReflections by mydigitalmindSweet-tooth Army by druteika
posing Rhinoceros beetle by IngeloreLittle Lizards by FauxHeadWave-Particle Duality by TenderVigilanteRed Winged Blackbird by lost-nomad07
Immature Red-tailed Hawk by arcadian7The Hunt by samgrealLovebirds by AmBr0Meadow jewels by plumita1

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

Squirrel 152: Peanut! by EasternGraySquirrelSomeone was here before me by RavenMontoyaPolecats by linneaphoto
Cheetah cubs by Wolfling01Cute Border Collie - (Speedpainting) by Jeanne-LuiCard with a deer by Leona-Norten
The Countess by JocelyneRBrand new by SarahharaS1


Big Cat3 by viciaheart.:A Family Portrait:. by RHChengA Shadow by my Side by wind-princessIn Dreamland by JocelyneR
Trunk by eilennAMajesty by SchwarzWieEbenholZ.:Cunning:. by RHChengLamb by ynorka
Portrait with a nut by starykocurRabbit by ShadowDreamer1What lies in a dogs mind? by iKatie22Wyldefyre by Tako-Yakida
kitty by luisbcFirst Spring by ART-fromthe-HEART

:iconflower-plz: From: Nature Much Closer

Boletus Pinophilus by AdMalamCrucemPretty in Pink by StephGablerKwetsbaar by Night-Lioness
Lily for Lily by TeaPhotographyPink Rose 001 (18.04.15) by LacedShadowDiamondAbsence of light by LiveInPix
Charcoal Wood by JKase911


16/52 - Stay with me by IndigoSummerrSpring will arrive... by surrealistic-gloom296 by ElyneNoirAnother powder puff flower by CyclicalCore
Orange Shroom by TalesOfAldebaranTree Peony by kosharik69.: Soft as silk :. by VictorianPrincessA ray of sunshine in the forest II by AlejandroCastillo
Spring pattern by dashakernSmall mushrooms by Anna-BelashDestination Spring by TeaPhotographymoss by Ingelore
DECENT SMELL... by wiwionartdream of flower by Anastasia-RiSun King by EarthHartDreams have colors... by BlueLunarRose
Little Things I by Beapanz015 8488 by Peeshan

:iconflower-plz: From: All ‘Scapes

Morning Under the Arch by MirMidPhotosLake Tahoe Nevada snow150301-81 by MartinGolleryAqua by jbrum
Evening Majesty by Vint26Rainbow Above Lake by DeingeLEven Now by LASKANWLF
Good Night! by Sillybilly60


Cut Out All The Ropes.. by TeaPhotographyfaltenbachtobel 8 by MK-NIGolden Willow by JacqChristiaanPermian Sunrise by Miguel-Santos
Saint Leu (Reunion island) by OlivierAccartOrange twilight by Anna-BelashFreedom of nature by wiingzzReminiscing of September by LASKANWLF
Says my heart by Clu-artLost in the Forest. by FatalvTree Stock 4 by philippeL-stockFor All the Yesterdays and All the Tomorrows by TeaPhotography
Silent land by jankolasCircle Burst by Glenn-CrouchThis World exists for You by dashakernGreat Orme by friartuck40

:icongreenflowerplz: From Our SPRING THEME: 75% GREEN!

:trophy: FIRST: :iconfreyaphotos: with:
Look to the skies by FreyaPhotos

150 :points:

:trophy: Second: :iconwendymitchell:  with:
Shelter by WendyMitchell

80 :points:

:trophy: Runner-Up: :iconpuppydogbonz:  with:
Interwoven by puppydogbonz

25 :points:

:trophy: Runner-Up: :iconplumita1:   with:
Metallic green by plumita1

25 :points:


:iconblueanomis: T H E __ G R E E N __ P A T H by BlueAnomiS

:iconvictorianprincess: .: Under my green umbrella :. by VictorianPrincess

:iconblizzard2006: Graphium Agamemnon by blizzard2006

:iconcricketumpire: Consider the lilies... by cricketumpire

:iconlothringen: A0398 - Life in green. by Lothringen

:iconclu-art: There's something in the Air by Clu-art

:star: Honourable Mentions-  to be moved to the Featured Folder, to be be given an extra :+fav: by our :points: Account at Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: along with the above winners. :rose:

A Few Chosen Via Founder-Choice...

These FOUR folders are for the 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
Smile! by Music---JunkyGo Gus Go by TeaPhotographySweetest Cinammon by TeaPhotography
As the Driven Snow by TeaPhotographySittin' Pretty Just For You by TeaPhotography
Presley Rocks On by TeaPhotographyYou're a Champ by TeaPhotography

:bulletblack: Other "Animal Welfare" Issues :bulletblack:

Morty the Magician by TeaPhotographyBuddy by mim304Like Patchwork by TeaPhotography
Elephant Bath by JoycelynSiew

:la: The above are important pieces! Please...

: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!

:thanks: This would be a HUGE HELP! :thanks:

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

Once Upon A Time by clippercarrilloSecret Path by Ann Marie Bone by newboldworldHill Mynah by DebasishPhotos
Making a Nest by skies-aloftThe Gourd by CrystalMarineGalleryI'm not fat, I'm poofy by Fridooh
Why by CRGPhotographySaplings New Home by JKase911

:la: The above pieces are also so important! Please...

: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

Graceful Nature by dandelion-fieldSwimming With Wild Dolphins by RainbowFayGrowing Up by Zx30
Autumn Trail by NivailisInto  The Woods by HestefotografMirror lake by DeingeL
Unknown Germany pt. LXXXXI by TheChosenPesssimist Clover MiteSitting alone on the bricks,
Eight legs crouched low and close,
Eating from the chosen flower;
Yellow tufts of delicious flavor
Electrify the sense of taste.
Little bits slide backward,
Light swallows helping to move them
On a digestive journey.
Warblers nearby cause alarm,
Plucking through the flowers with their beaks,
Looking for his distinctive red hue.
Alone he sat, safely on the bricks,
Nearly sure he was safe until the human approached.
To be sure, it wasn't how he expected to die.

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

Let it Snow vol.2 by AnnissinaMoth Guardian by AliatheGhoulBlooming Fractus by recycledrelatives
Blossom by aartika-fractal-artBlue Agate Dragon Egg sculpture by Nika-NT-Rex by UszatyArbuz
Flowers II by LidmarHappy Passover by Lior-ArtAlthaea officinalis, Marshmallow Pendant by QuintessentialArts
A Thing for Owls, Part 2 by TeaPhotographyIn Deeper Woods by d3fectTHIS IS... Goats! by Taski-Guru


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

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

The little Christmas rose by TheDewdropFairyPhalaenopsis by IngeloreBoxing Kitty 3 by pergamjee
Night Sleep by UszatyArbuzProfile of toucan by UszatyArbuzBells of Celebration by TeaPhotography
The Spiral of Life by TeaPhotographyFor Luck by MiarathBlooming From The Ashes Of A Star by sesam-is-open
Dolce by sesam-is-openA Little Bit Of My Heart by sesam-is-openChristopher Robin by davincipoppalag
Riddip by davincipoppalagColumbine blossom by davincipoppalagSolitary Mallard by philippeL
Heron by philippeL

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

Wyoming Bisons by CarolynYMMirek's Blackbird by CarolynYMSammy and Michelle by CarolynYM
Turtle and Tangs by CarolynYMMo as a Kitten by CarolynYMMo's Eyes by CarolynYM

Hand made frame and fan and pyrograph by snazzie-designz

Lots of Kitty Cuddles by TeaPhotographyThe Lucky Elephant by TeaPhotography

Spring is Finally Here . . In Florida ~ SonyA580 by AdARDurdenRed Winged Blackbird ~ Viera Wetlands ~ Sony A580 by AdARDurden

On a Cold Morning by surrealistic-gloom

My Girls by JocelyneR

Commander Handsome by pergamjee'Falling leaves hide the path so quietly' by pergamjee
Touch My Catnip Pouch And Die, Human! by pergamjeeBlue Eyes, Hypnotize by pergamjee

Thank you greatly, to ALL of those who have been keeping our group going, in this special way!
We have been using many of the benefits that SuperGroup does offer us, which I might add, is helpful for a Group that is of this size and of this much activity. :nod:



:rose: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :rose:


: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 single 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: MARCH

Corvidae65 :iconcorvidae65:
Badlands by Corvidae65Touch The Clouds by Corvidae65
Park Avenue Guardian by Corvidae65


UszatyArbuz :iconuszatyarbuz:
Kitty by UszatyArbuzGrzybki by UszatyArbuz
Firefly spirit by UszatyArbuz

:pointr: APRIL                                                                                          
LASKANWLF :iconlaskanwlf:
Spirit Feather by LASKANWLFA Field of Gold by LASKANWLF
Sei Bellissima by LASKANWLF


miirex :iconmiirex:
Road to the brightness by miirexPond in the mountains. by miirex
Autumn in the mountains by miirex


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

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

:note: You should LOOK at our APPLICATION, first, and answer as many questions as you can or just simply feel like answering.

It's SO much more INFORMAL than it actually looks- REALLY! :nod: :D
It just gives us, the Admins., a little idea, as well as YOU, our newest Admin., a general idea of things. :aww:
:eager: Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
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: You do NOT have to be qualified in every area, AT ALL, to become a part of the team!
I certainly am 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:
:trophy: Upcoming Themes & Contests :trophy:

:bulletorange: THEME: Next Theme, To Be Announced.

:bulletgreen: NEXT BIG CONTEST...: a PROJECT! PLEASE read about the Recent Updates! VERY important!!!

:icondonatepointsgreenplz: POINTS for Our Group! :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

:bulletblack: We HOPE to continue to have TWO BIG Contests per year as we get further into 2015. :aww:

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

:bulletblack: The next Theme is planned for, TO BE ANNOUNCED.

: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 next THIS DECEMBER 1st, 2015


:star: These are some of the things that your very generous points help us to be able to accomplish, as a large and active group.
 Thank you again for your fabulous help!

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: FAQ Sheet for 2015 :iconlookoutplz:

Check it out!
:star: UPDATED FAQ Sheet for Unframed-Nature 2015:iconhugpileplz: Welcome (Back) to Unframed-Nature,
and to Our NEWLY Completed Group FAQ for 2015!
:note: ***If you just need info. about our "Submission Limits, Folder Descriptions, Folder Rules"
simply scroll DIRECTLY past this first section on "Introduction and Welcome" to the VERY NEXT SECTION where you will very likely find exactly what you are looking for! Thank you! Hope that helps!***
: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!
Simply just need to scroll to the very section you are needing to know something about.
Such as to understand about a particular folder, or submission limits,
:pointr: Times when our Group Closes Down!
This affects us every OTHER month. Please be aware of our group closures! :thanks:

: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:

:iconflowerspassion: Founder: :iconkeziamara:

Dear Fellow-Admins.,
If I have missed any of you, who are working as a FOUNDER of another GROUP,
PLEASE DO let me know! :heart:


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

I checked- none that I know of at this point. :aww:


: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, let us know and then, send us the WINNERS in a GROUP NOTE, as well. :aww:


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

Thank you ALL,
to our Active Members and Active 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 all that they've done in the past, present, and future. :love:



I just love our TEAM!



We, at Unframed-Nature hope that the rest of MAY, and ALL of JUNE, will be wonderful! :dance:


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

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