Basic Guidelines: Nature based subject matter. Please, declare captive subjects. Keep your image at/under 700 pixels on the long axis for in-line viewing and try to keep file size under 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site at Flicker, Photobucket, your own site, etc. Feel free to link your image to a larger version. In the strictest sense, nature photography should not include hand of man elements. Please refrain from images with obvious buildings or large man made structures like roads, fences, walls. Minimize man made features and keep the focus on nature. Are you new to this thread? We post one image per week. For more details on guidelines please read this helpful information. Good Morning, Sometimes the things we walk by and ignore on a regular basis become the lure that hooks us in and makes us park the bag and get out the camera. How often do you just walk by the normal stuff on the ground? We do it all the time, even those who spend a lot of time in the dirt. It's the ground we walk on, the crunchy leaves, stony desert pavement, wet grass, beach sands, and slick wet areas of all kinds. Then there are the rocks underfoot, the big smooth boulders that don't even bother to test our balance, but they give way to the boot eating, knee jarring jagged edges that rise out of the ground. We walk over all of it to get where we want to go with a camera. It's miles of trails to cover, nothing more. Or is it? Well, the ground can stop us in our tracks and pull our attention down so we can appreciate the exhibition of nature's art. While walking across a dry creek bed the iridescent sheen of dried snail or slug slime became the find of the day. It was incredibly fragile as it filled in the lacy spaces of an old samara. It was just there, on the ground. No matter if you're walking on it or pointing your camera at it, Monday in Nature is a good place to keep your feet on the ground, with camera in hand, of course. Have a great day, everyone.