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. Do you have a series of great shots to compliment your post? Please, tell us where they are so we can see them. In the strictest sense, nature photography should not include hand of man elements. Let common sense be your guide. Let's make this a true Photo of the Week and only post 1 image per week.Salutations, Seems a celebration is in order. This is the 26th edition of Monday in Nature. All of you who contribute to this weekly thread make it happen. Some of you have been posting here since the very beginning. Others come and go with varying frequency.New folks have joined in almost every week. While we share many experiences in nature, we all have unique visions. You have all helped make this an inviting place with inspirational photography, helpful advice, wonderful stories, and views of nature that many of us will never see in person. In the beginning many of us were familiar with others through our camera forum POTW or the No Words forum. It has been a real treat to become acquainted with other nature photographers through MiN. It is fitting to tip our lens caps to the Nature forum mods. When presented with the initial concept, valuable suggestions were made and they agreed to give it a try. Seemed like a good idea at the time and you all proved it so. The future looks in focus, naturally. Thank you to everyone who makes this an enjoyable start to the week. Let's light 1/2 a candle and make it a great Monday in Nature.