Sometimes...you just have to drive far and wide, to get a good nature photo. And the best indicator is almost always, the quality of the light in the sky.
If the weather is fine, and the sun doesn't stretch the latitude too wide, more than 2 stops different, your photo would be just fine really.
This photo was taken, in a mangrove swamp, on the bend of a river, just before sun down. Sometimes, the best photo requires the hardest and the longest, effort. But it is worth it and you always get it. As long as you know when, and where.