Great detail, perfect exposure. I guess it wasn't precisely "bright" outside when you took this.
Do you begin to see signs of spring, other than Mrs Mallard looking for a nesting place? The haselnut bushes are blooming here, as are the birches and alders (those trees get a sheen of red when that happens and for years and years I didn't know that said sheen was the trees in flower!).
Thanks Corinna...It was overcast so I was at ISO 800 because it was also a darkish spot in the woods. There are some signs that spring is on the way which really excites me because with spring comes animals and especially baby animals which I really am goinf to focus on this year..