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 structures. A bird on the fence 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. Guidelines details are here. Monday Morning Greetings, There have been surprises of all kinds while out enjoying nature this last week. Everything from the chance meeting of a nature photographer whose work I've admired to the mutually startling encounter with a Timber Rattler. Yikes! Nature is full of surprises and I hope you've all had your share of good ones. You had a camera with you, right? These are droplets of exuding from a thick mycelial mat in a very decayed log. A pretty surprise indeed. What surprises do you have for Monday in Nature?