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, I hope you've all had a great week getting out in nature. Color abounds in woodlands with birds in breeding plumage and wild flowers. If you don't have to dodge a tornado, this is an easy time to be out with cameras. We'll dive right in this week. Wild geraniums, columbines, and woodland phlox are in abundance throughout the forest. They are impossible to leave alone and easy to get lost in. Toss in a rain shower and they each become a small work of art. All of nature is art when we frame it up and hang it on a wall in a room called Monday in Nature. Have a great day, everyone.