This picture was made late in the afternoon, just before a camp dinner. The sun was low, but not so low yet that the colour had shifted noticably to the red. The trees on the far edge of the pond were lit by the sunlight coming through a gap in the forest. The pond would probably be more of a swamp if it wasn't for the local beavers.
This pictures was made with a 105mm lens between f2.8 and f4. The camera was put into shutter priority mode with a shutter speed of 1/125sec. the slowest speed we hand-hold. This gives us the smallest aperture and the largest depth of field we can get under the circumstances.