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Countdown to to Closing August's THEME '15: Animal Part CLOSE-UP

Countdown ended
Monday, August 31st @ 8:59pm

Theme Folder is Now Closed

Membership & Admins. are Voting from the 1st - 7th!

Results will come out with the "THE TOP SUBS of JULY-AUG, and Group NEWS", in mid-Sept.!

VOTE on July and August, and NEWS!

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 9:47 PM

:sillydance: by catluvr2 Voting on Top Submissions of JULY-AUGUST 2015 :sillydance: by catluvr2


:iconpocketwatchplz: TIME TO VOTE ON JULY-AUG.'S FOUR ORIGINAL FOLDERS- AND... OUR THEME FOLDER! :iconpocketwatchplz:


~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~ HOW to VOTE ~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~

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

You May Vote on:

:bulletblue: 2 from "Birds, Inverts, Aquats, Repts, Amphibs, JULY-AUG.'15" - HERE:…

:bulletblue: 2 from "Land Mammals, Wild & Domestic JULY-AUG.'15" - HERE:…

:bulletblue: 2 from "Nature Much Closer JULY-AUG.'15" - HERE:…

:bulletblue: 2 from "All 'Scapes JULY-AUG.'15" - HERE:…

Paw Bullet Black (Outline) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre 1 from "AUG.'15 THEME: Animal Part CLOSE-UP" - HERE:…

:star: REMIMDER: When voting in this Theme folder, PLEASE remember to CONSIDER the THEME: The theme is about a CLOSE-UP of PART of an animal!

:note: If you have entered this contest, you MAY vote for one, but NOT FOR YOUR OWN. ;)

:thanks::rose: Thank you ALL in advance who vote, AND who vote in our THEME FOLDER, too! :thanks::rose:


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, ONLY from the FOUR MAIN Folders, but 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:

:note: NOTE: If you do NOT know how to do THUMBCODES,
check out 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. :)

:pointr: VOTING is from starting NOW, SEPTEMBER 1st through SEPTEMBER 7th, ending sometime around the afternoon, MY time, which is Pacific Standard Time, giving plenty of time into the evening and night, for ALL! ;) 
:note: Please understand, I will NOT be updating this voting journal to say that voting actually closed. :thanks:

:star: We temporarily close the group, during the first week of every OTHER month, ONLY during the time of voting.
Our Group will re-open on SEPT. 8th!

:eager: :la: :dance: :squee:

:iconcatearsplz: As soon as I possibly can, after the 8th, I will assemble and log the votes, into my spreadsheet, and THEN put together the Group News Article: "The Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature and NEWS" to showcase both months' work, which the Members have voted on. :aww:


:rose::thanks: :community::community::community::community::community: :thanks: :rose:

On behalf of the Administrators, we thank you for your stunning submissions during JULY & AUGUST!
Keep up the AWESOMENESS!
You Are Awesome by AudraMBlackburnsArt


:note: PLEASE NOTE: Regarding our :heart:"FOUR Special Folders":heart:

Work from these folders WILL be included, too!!!

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 folders, and feature them also in the next "TOP SUBS OF JULY-AUG. 2015..." :heart:

Butterfly love by Nina1love1


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

:pencil:Unframed-Nature's UpComing News Articles :pencil:

:bulletorange: "The TOP Subs of JULY-AUG.'15" News Article, should come out by mid-SEPT.

:bulletorange: The "official" AUTUMN CONTEST ARTICLE, describing our last BIG CONTEST of the year, which will be lots of fun, as it always has been!

It should come out about 3rd week of Sept.
Contest dates, not quite set, neither is exact theme... however:
:star: It would be SUPER wonderful to have lots of support for this Contest!
:D :heart: :thanks:

:trophy: Upcoming Themes & Contests :trophy:

:bulletwhite: NEXT BIG CONTEST:
Beginning around October- AUTUMN-THEMED, as mentioned above.
Details to be announced fairly soon!
Keep your EYES :eyes: OPEN! It's going to be GREAT!
:w00t: :clap:

:icondonatepointsgreenplz: POINTS for Our Group! :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

:bulletblack: We HOPE to continue to have TWO BIG Contests per year. :aww:

:bulletblack: We will continue with our semi-Monthly Themes, which are MUCH smaller point prizes than our TWO BIG Contests per year.

:bulletblack: The next Theme is planned for, the end of 2015, after our last BIG (AUTUMN-THEMED) Contest. So... one more Contest, and one more Theme in 2015.

:bulletblack: We sometimes use points for other special occasions or circumstances, on a smaller scales.
For example, a few points here and there, such as for people who do special things, like creating skins for us out of the generosity of their hearts, [ hint: Annissina ]

:bulletblack: AND, At this point, we DO plan to renew our SUPERGROUP Status  next THIS DECEMBER 1st, 2015 -
which will actually be here quite soon, JUST TWO (short) MONTHS AWAY!
:ohmygod: :faint:

To truly try to accomplish ALL of these things mentioned, that we've been used to doing, in the last few years, we have been needing to work extra hard to "pull it together" because I had realized at the beginning of this Summer, that our donations were down a lot more this year, than in previous ones, and we would not have enough points, to complete our usual activities.

:new: Soooo, I made a decision to go outside of our group, and I made a couple types of point wishes at dAWishingWell for our group.
The first type of point wish was met, :happycry: :love: and the second is a standing wish, in order close the gaps, because I'm still not sure what may happen, and if it could go extra well, we might even be lucky to begin the new year in the "positive".
So we'll see! :eyes:

PLEASE do feel free to help dAWishingWell help us! :lol:
Two, five, ten, you KNOW, we are grateful for any "loose change" you might have!
:XD: :icongrouphugplz:
I DO thank those who have continued to support us with points! :nod: :rose:

:note::note::note: I HAVE- briefly seen some of the recent donors, but I have not been on dA for a while, or on here more than ten minutes at a time, for about two weeks now, due to a couple of big events...
so I apologize especially, to any BRAND NEW donors who have not been acknowledged, yet- be patient, you WILL be- I am doing my best! :D And believe me WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU! :rose:

To help us to achieve our plans and goals, feel free to spare a bit of donation 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:

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

We decided we will still look for new Admins.

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

You may want to LOOK at our APPLICATION, first, and answer as many questions as you want, or feel like answering.
It's MUCH MORE INFORMAL than it looks- really! :nod: :aww:
It just gives us an idea, as well, as you, our potentially 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!
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: Obviously you do NOT have to be qualified in every area, AT ALL, to become a part of the Team!
I certainly am not! :giggle:

:thanks: :heart: :thanks:

Thank you to all of our current Admins., for such willingness to be so helpful! :heart:

: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!
In most cases you'll 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:

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

: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:

:iconbirds-and-blooms: and :iconnature-showcase:
and :iconworld-of-wildlife: Founder: :iconsublime-feline:

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:

Soonish! ;)

: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 PROMOTE it on our FRONT PAGE, LEFT-SIDE!
If you also want us to feature the Winners, please tell us that also by NOTE, and send us the WINNERS, when the CONTEST is OVER.

Winners are featured in this section of these types of Articles.


Thank-you by KmyGraphic

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

ThankYou by KmyGraphic

A real and special :heart:HEART-FELT:heart: THANK YOU goes out to my fellow-Admins., who are working really hard helping and supporting our group here, especially keeping it glued together on a daily basis! (I truly, do not know what I would do without them. :no: )

They honestly do an impressive job!
I love our TEAM!


We, at Unframed-Nature wish for you to have a marvelous SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER!
(Wow... already)

And we look forward to seeing more of your AWESOME work, when we RE-OPEN on the 8th of Sept.!



Tea :iconteaphotography:
Your Team Leader

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SetsiAngelSailor Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
why i can't submit my work?
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CRGPhotography Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel this probably doesn't get said enough so I will say it here.

I hate DA's Term "Super Group" I don't think points or money should be able to declare a group as super. I think the staff and their efforts make a group super. That is why I think this group is a Super Group. Contests, features, and always keeping the members up to date. There is few great things that other APN groups do that this group doesn't also do. If the DA staff were to act more like the Admins of this group DA would be a whole lot better.

This group Truly is a "Super" Group. My thanks to the staff. :)
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leestek Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
thank you for the acceptance :-)
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Placi1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Thank you for the request!!
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for request:w00t:
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