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, Our photonet friends in many places have been facing very difficult conditions with wild weather. Be careful out there as you contend with nature's tempest. Turning over a new leaf may help change a bad photo habit, but turn over a rock or log and you may find a whole new world. Nature is like that and the wonder of it all is why we get out there with our gear. The joy of meeting an organism face to face for the first time never looses its appeal or satisfaction. A flower, bird, mushroom, tree, or aquatic creature cease to be a picture page in a book and become living things with textures and colors that always exceed expectation. Then we want to take our own photos for our own books. We all share these experiences in nature and it's always fun to have them shared here. Phlebia tremellosa was one of many additions to the notebooks lately. It's very common, but that doesn't matter. A forest is a big place and it's hard to pay super duper attention to everything. It has wonderful depth for something that is only about 1/8 inch thick, and feels soft and a bit rubbery, rather like the word phlebia sounds. After turning over a log, we are no longer strangers. Have you met anything interesting? Time to grab some coffee, or tea, and get the week under way, naturally. You know what day it is. MIN.