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. A bird on the fence post or bug on your finger is fine. Try to minimize man made features, keep the focus on nature, and let common sense be your guide. Let's post 1 image per week. More details please check here. Good Morning, Nature doesn't promise anything, nor does it disappoint. It's one thing to see places or events in books. The photo transports us and gives us a visual taste. It looks good. As good as any photo can possibly be, there's no substitute for being in the place, in the moment. Autumn is like that in deciduous forests. Fall was always a picture on a calendar where I grew up. It was a color scheme on fabric or something one traveled to for an apple. The few trees that turned color just went brown. Then I experienced autumn in place with all the sights and smells, the riot of color that seems to go on forever. For about a month there is an incredible feast for the all the senses. The fabric now stretches over mountains, ridge after ridge. It is spectacular in ways I could have never imagined when I was a child. There are still apples. Year after year, it is always a wonder to experience. While the mountain above was all shrouded in rainy clouds, the Little Schuylkill River was misty with rich color. What treats is nature handing out where you are? It's Monday in Nature with a cup of coffee and an apple or two.