I love fall colors. Red, gold, brown... The palette is gorgeous, eye catching, and great for colorful settings. At the right time of day, this also becomes a great backdrop across a lake. I had followed this duck through a small path for about five minutes. He'd been joined by a turtle, another duck, and at some point, each left, before he finally stretched his wings in preparation for his flight. The color of this photo comes from the golden trees across the lake. The sun was setting behind me, lighting the trees fantastically and providing a rich, gold hue to the water.