A thing of Beauty

Challenge series hosted by swamynirmal. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; ......As a Skilled photographer freezes it,and records it forever. ......Just inspired by "KEATS"
Announced (1 challenge)
57. Roses
Submissions start day: 23rd July, 2014 GMT
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. ...............Rumi. Send any Beautiful photo, that glorifies the Beauty of the rose.
Open for voting (1 challenge)
Entries: 35
Votes: 584
Winners announced: 23rd July, 2014 GMT
Send the photos of Teddy bears.
Finished (55 challenges)
55. Chessmen
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 16th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: We're here to save the Queen
Send photos of any chessmen(Chess pieces). Any type of photo is accepted , but it must focus on a Chessmen.The Chessmen may be on board , in a box or placed anywhere.
Entries: 28
Winners announced: 9th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Monkey Pen Stand
Send photos of any type of Pen Stands.
53. Curtains
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 25th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Portrait au rideau
Photoes of Curtains( Drapery), in any form, any shape, anywhere but they must look like some abstract painting.
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 18th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Divine Love
A Thing Of Beauty- Mother's Love-Define your self.
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 11th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Vanilla-Ice-Cream
Send the Photograph of any kind of Ice Cream( Cup, Cone Bar or any other type).
50. Candles
Entries: 61
Winners announced: 4th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: silence
Photoes fo Candles are invited.
49. Lanterns
Entries: 97
Winners announced: 28th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Reflection
Send any photo of Lanterns
48. Umbrella
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 21st May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Japanese female portrait with umbrella
Send photoes of Any Umbrella. It may be closed or opened. Summer or Rainy season.Children playing with them also OK.
Entries: 12
Winners announced: 14th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Hanoi Style
Send any type photoes of a Rooftop Garden.
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 7th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Big Bites
Send Macro shot photoes of Ant/Ants.
45. Throne
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 30th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Catherine The Great's Throne Room
Send any photo of Throne.(Throne-The chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.)
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 16th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Maple leaves in spring
Send photoes of any Leaf Buds. Macro shots of leaf Buds are welcomed.
43. Beaks
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 9th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Beak. Full
Photoes of any Bird's Beaks are ok.
42. Clouds
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 2nd April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Clouds
Any photo of various shapes/formations of clouds.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 26th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Nested Hatchlings
Photoes of Bird/Birds in th nest are accepted.
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 19th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: DSCF0197
Any photo of Beautiful designer pens( or any special Pens ) are invited.
39. Windmills
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 12th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Dutch Landscape
Photoes of windmills are invited
38. Tea Cups
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 5th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: two for tea
Somewhere heard that,Tea is a cup of life. But some times A Tea Cup is more inspiring than Tea. If you have ever seen that kind of beautiful teacups photgraph them and send.
37. Peacocks
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 26th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: A Different Perspective
Photoes of peacocks are invited
Entries: 26
Winners announced: 19th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: Jackson from Big Island
Photoes of chamaeleons are invited.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 12th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: Agapanthus Buds
All our progress is an unfolding, like the flower bud...But very few people know how to follow it..God opens millions of flowers, without forcing the buds. It reminds us not to force anything, for things happen in the right time.. So if you, any time photographed the Blooming Buds in its earliest stage, send those photos here.
34. The Brush
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 5th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: The Sable Fan
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush, But we have our tools..lenses/cameras.So with our tools photograph any painting Brush or Brushes more artistical than any painters think and send here as your entry. Only painting brushes please. they may be new, old or the brush holding with any colour is OK. Brushes dipped in colours, pressing on palette, or painting on is OK ,...
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 29th January, 2014 GMT
Winner: Nail that haunt
Photoes of the beautiful nails ( Finger nails of Human beings only ) are invited. Any photo having finger nails highlighted is Ok. B&W ok. Cutting,Trimming, or Painting nails is ok. Pinching with nails or Biting nails is also ok. Holding any object with fingers for highlighting nails is also Ok.
Entries: 121
Winners announced: 22nd January, 2014 GMT
Winner: beautiful blue eye
Send the photoes of Beautiful eyes. Only Eyes, Not full face.The face should not be able to identify.Macros of single Eye is Ok. B&w or Colour.
Entries: 90
Winners announced: 15th January, 2014 GMT
Winner: Christmas on the Farm
Send any photos relating to Christmas Celebrations.
Entries: 82
Winners announced: 8th January, 2014 GMT
Winner: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme
Photographs of any Perfume or Scent bottles are invited. Single or many bottles, Colour or B&W are also OK. Photoes of a Small part of any perfume bottle showing it's texture or showing reflections on it, are also OK.
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 1st January, 2014 GMT
Winner: bangles2
Photoes of any women's/Girl's Hands with Beautiful Bangles are welcomed here.Full Colours Only. One hand, two hands or any number of hands may be included in the photo but they must all be worned Bangles and only the Beauty of the bangles is to be emphasized.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 25th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Goðafoss
Floods of humanity, lakes of peace , rivers of gold and cascading waterfalls of crystals...Any one agree that they may be beautiful to imagine.... But they can be made realize by Creative cameramen....I accept any images of waterfalls here.
Entries: 181
Winners announced: 18th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Arch Lightning
Any type of natural rock formations that shows us the Beauty of the Nature.
26. Bonsai
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 11th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: DSC_0065-2
Any Bonsai Plant. The whole plant may be photographed with its Pot /Container. Any one working with it, or holding it is also Ok. Name of the tree/plant may be watermarked in any corner.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 4th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Lotus-and-Leaf-#4-Edit-2
A thing of Beauty-Just Define your self. Words cannot define the beauty exactly, But pictures can. So try to show us what is beautiful thing in the world.
Entries: 91
Winners announced: 27th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Bali
Any Wooden Carved Item.
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 20th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Longwood Gardens Pennsylvania
Any Indoor Garden.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 13th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Natural History Museum
Beautiful Interiors-Any interior part of a room, Without any human beings is to be photographed. Pets are allowed in the scene but they must not be highlighted. Any type of Lighting may be used.
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 6th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: too close for comfort
Any picture of Butter flies.
Entries: 140
Winners announced: 30th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: some glasses in a row
Any Mobile wallpaper, you think that it is Beautiful
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 23rd October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Shanghai Skyline
Any Desktop Wallpaper, you think that it is Beautiful
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 16th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Topography of wood decay
Any Texture, you think that it is Beautiful.
Entries: 30
Winners announced: 9th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: hairdo_2833
HAIRDO-Hairdo, or haircut refers to the styling of hair, usually on the human scalp. The hair is the richest ornament of any women. The beauty of a woman enhances as the way she combs her hair. Send any photo of attractive hair styles of woman. The photo must be taken from back,top or just a little left or right from back side only. Face shoud not be visible more tha 25%. A small...
16. The Sun
Entries: 237
Winners announced: 2nd October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Putting On A Show
The Sun. The Sun is the primary energy source of our ecosystem.The Sun is the main LIGHT SOURCE , and it is true to our photographers too. So using this free light source SUN, Photograph Any kind of scene and send us. The only one condition is,The Sun must be in it's frame.
Entries: 102
Winners announced: 25th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Tulip Festival in Ottawa
Any two kinds of flowers, arrange as enticing each other's beauty.
Entries: 86
Winners announced: 18th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Honey Dipper
Any sweets are feast to mouth only, But If you want them to make feast to our eyes then get ready. Get any kind of mouth lavishing sweet, photograph them and send. Wanted full of colours but, if you dare to win send B&W. Allowed three ( 3 ) entries for each photographer.
Entries: 90
Winners announced: 11th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Up Close & Personal
Time sometimes flies like a bird and sometimes crawls like a snail....But, Now It is the time to Catch the Pace of the Snail.... Take any type of photo of the Snail and send.
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 4th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Passion Fruit
Take Any Kind of fruit, Cut it into two parts and photograph them artistically..The two parts may be equal or not..Catch the beauty of the Fruit-Sections & pattern of the Seeds with their original colours with any type of creative lighting .
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 28th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Maasai Woman Ear Ornaments
Something used to beautify the Ears-Any kind of ear ornament is to be photographed. No problem, Whether it is worn or not. Single Ear ornament in combination with any other items like jewellary/flowers is also OK, But major part of the photo shoud be ear ornament.
10. The Coins
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 21st August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Mirror Reflection Euro Coins.
The Coins. Coins can be used as a creative medium of expression also. So arrange one or two( few ) coins of different denomination, which are in running circulation only , in combination with any other small items and show them creatively. If two entries are sent, please see that they must be different coins.
Entries: 73
Winners announced: 14th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Real Supermoon 2013
Any kind of scene, The Moon must be in it's frame.The Moon may be full,half,crescent,eclypsed, semi clouded or half hidden but not fully hidden. Because-“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” ― Buddha
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 7th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
Kites in the sky , Children playing with kites or making/selling kites.
Entries: 66
Winners announced: 31st July, 2013 GMT
Winner: can flying be more pleasant?
The Fish-Lively fish enjoying in water is wanted. Any kind of fish is Ok. But, It must not be a killed/caught one.The fish must be free in water. Aquarium fish or fish in any beautiful glass vessel or bowl is also Ok.
Entries: 85
Winners announced: 24th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: The One and Only - Hanka
The Smile of Innocence-Visualize the smile of infant babies. Closeups are preferred. B&W ok. Parents, Grand parents or any others making their beloved to smile is OK, but the infants smile should be emphasized.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 17th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Late Spring Storm
Just Show us the Beauty of the Rain.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 10th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Red Campion Wild Flower seen through a water droplet.
Small wild flowers which are not famous or not regularly used are to be photographed. No need to identify them with their names. Any colour. Single flowers or in a bunch.
3. Conchs
Entries: 28
Winners announced: 3rd July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Colourful
The beautiful,Colourful Conchs small are big,one or many,are to be photographed.Macro shots of Conch shells are Ok. Carved , designed ,decorated conch shells as any ornamental are Ok.
Entries: 114
Winners announced: 26th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Langdale Valley, Lake District, UK
A land scape photo of any Valley place with full of greens wanted.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 19th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Rufous Male
Small , little birds with beautiful colours.