Late Afternoon in Spring

Late Afternoon in Spring

Just on the way back from hiking in National Park Donau Auen, a riparian forest along the river Danube in Lower Austria. I tried to capture a moment that conveyed the serenity of the scene together with the first subtle signs of spring to me.

This image is part of a series that is meant to be a kind of studies in square format.

The still waters, with that patch of bright light, are very evocative of silence and peacefulness

Are those all nests in that tree?

Igor, what seems like nests are actually mistletoes