As a photographer in the Plains, when I see a forecast with light winds, I do my absolute best to get outside with a camera. This night in May was no exception. The sun was going down, the wind was nearly non-existent, and I was searching for something to put in front of my camera. Though my hometown is surrounded mainly by cropland, I’ve got a pretty good selection of prairies and wetlands within 15-20 minutes of my house. This photo was taken from a small wetland pocket in a Fish and Wildlife Service prairie/wetland restoration project.