The colours hit you way before you even get close to take shots of the marshland areas. I think it might be that stark contrast of beige blond reeds against the striking oranges and reds of the trees. Pair that up with beautiful blue skies and it is amazing.
Look at the bottom left hand corner of this next picture. I was trying to hurry and get these ducks in the shot and I thought I completely missed them because .. for the life of me I have never seen ducks move that FAST in the water. Every step I took to get closer they paddled like mad to swim in the opposite direction from me .. when I saw this photo I couldn't believe I did actually get them in the picture !