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. In the strictest sense, nature photography should not include hand of man elements. Let common sense be your guide. Do you have a series of great shots to compliment your post? Please, tell us where they are so we can see them. Let's make this a true Photo of the Week and only post 1 image per week.Greetings Nature Lovers, How many times have you looked at a scene and thought "there's a shot in there"? Whether it's a hillside, a beach, a tree, a cliff face, sand dunes, bayou, reef, you know there's a picture, but can't quite bring your vision home. Or, in the same vein, what is brought home somehow leaves you wanting. Arrghhhhhhhhh. Then one day, you walk up the beach from a different direction, get on the other side of the canyon, paddle up the bayou instead of walking on the levee, get up 2 hours earlier. One way or another, we see things differently and there is the picture. Well, you brought the camera, didn't you? Recently a co-worker/nature photographer and I were talking about the idea of seeing versus merely looking around with regard to photography. The conversation led me to look at a photo of Xylobolus frustulatus with "new eyes". These hard little grayish fungi grow almost exclusively on decayed oaks. I had a hard time getting these right, even though they present themselves in fantastic abstract forms. Too close, and they look like little butts/bums/rears connected by old spider schmutz. The B&W treatment suits their "nature" and akin to the vision I had in the woods. It's Monday in Nature. Had any visions lately?