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. 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.Good Morning, As our seasons change so do our opportunities in nature. Migrations and changing foliage give us another chance to get that shot that we've wanted. The time waiting is full of hopeful planning and expectation. The moment brings everything from a quiet "at last" to giddy excitement. the arrival of an event in nature, no matter how large or small, always seems worth the wait. Fungi, like so many things, are seasonal in nature. Many of us wait all year for a select handful of favorites. They are wonderful and cooperative subjects for the camera. A dollup of butter doesn't hurt either. Pulled from the archives, Lepiota procera are a fall favorite. We don't find them often, so each time is like a little celebration. They are, to me, the best of the best. It's another Monday in Nature. So, what are you waiting for?