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 manmade 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.Monday Greetings, It's amazing how much conditions can vary from one place to the next within a locale. Autumn starts creeping in on one hillside but at a nearby lake a new brood of Wood Ducks sit motionless, waiting for a signal. Two ends of a north facing slope sharing a common ridge line seem like different worlds, one teeming with fungi and the other seemingly barren. It's just the nature of nature. I hope you've all had a great week with lots of variation. No need for a boring start to the week when Monday in Nature is the beginning.