Swimming among Diamonds in Siouxland, rural Thurston County, Nebraska

6 May
Swimming in a pond of “diamonds” two Canada geese are silhouetted with backlight shining onto a pond seen Monday, April 17, 2023 seen in rural Thurston County, near Winnebago, NE. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

It’s always fun photographing in Siouxland to watch the “light play” that can occur depending on the time of year, day and whether or not Mother Nature grants a reprieve so the sun shines, and it’s also a clear day.

With the recent wacky weather seen this spring, the Siouxland weather also changes capriciously. And I was glad it was no hallucinations one day when I saw some Canada geese and other waterfowl swimming among diamonds on a pond that I check out from time to time. Rich in the moment of light, if not in wealth, the day just shone a bit brighter.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

5 Responses to “Swimming among Diamonds in Siouxland, rural Thurston County, Nebraska”

  1. Brad M May 6, 2023 at 7:45 am #

    Great diamond illusion with black silhouettes.

    • jerrymennenga May 6, 2023 at 8:38 am #

      Thank you. When I first saw the scene I thought, crap, the sun is shining on the backside of the geese, but then the light came on. All those lovely little “diamonds” were so well lit and the geese finally cooperated by swimming into a more open area away from brush and logs in the water.

      • Brad M May 6, 2023 at 8:52 am #

        Sometimes we get lucky with a really interesting photo. Might even be a cover photo for a book.

  2. doerfpub May 9, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

    Goosey in the Water with Diamonds!…let’s hope they weren’t on LSD.. I mean GWD ha.

    • jerrymennenga May 9, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

      They were just enjoying a nice morning outing until the interloper came along and started poking that large cyclops eyeball at them.

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