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. Greetings, Mushroom season of a sort has finally started. At last that deep aroma has returned. The only thing that smells better than fungi is coffee. They are starting to pop up everywhere, even in little urban parks. Some pretty nice fungal images have already graced the forum this spring. There will, no doubt be many more to come. These pretty Coprinellus micaceus were growing in small clusters on buried wood in an urban area. They will deliquesce and provide the dandelion seeds a nice place to grow. No matter if your nature is deep in the back of beyond or more cosmopolitan, it is welcome and at home on Monday in Nature.