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, We have a bit of a celebration this week. On May 27, 2013 Monday in Nature began and this week the thread turns 3. Light 3 candles and lets have some cake. The thread has always been about coming together and celebrating the love of nature and nature photography. Many people have come to join in, and new folks always find us. We have a pleasant community within our corner of photonet. Someone has the answer to just about any question from the natural world. There are photos to match, and pretty darn good ones, too. What will the future bring? Stay tuned! Let's find out. We all have things in common that bind us in nature. We get outside, get rained on, wear out shoes, love our gear, try to learn new things, ask questions, get back outside and do it all over again. We all look to the same sky overhead, and we probably all smile at the sight of a rainbow. Thank you to everyone who has helped make Monday in Nature such a cool place to be. Opening the door each week is a pleasure and an honor. Thanks for coming to the party.