Insect Insight/Insect In Sight – A Photographic View From A Tallgrass Prairie

09/09/2014|New Technology|

Photos and Description by Britton Bailey

These photographs were taken over a three year period from 2007 to 2010 at Spring Creek Prairie. My love of nature-focused photography has grown over the years as I dedicate more and more time to explore. Spring Creek Prairie has played a big part in this process and has offered an endless supply of nature to photograph. As a family, we spent countless hours discovering the nooks, ravines and woodlands along the flowing tall grass hills of Spring Creek Prairie. 

These photographs were selected because I wanted to draw the viewer into the insect’s life for a single click of a camera’s shutter. All were taken in natural lighting. Some feature back lit subjects creating shadows, adding dramatic detail with dark and light contrasts. The goal is to honor the intricate beauty of each insect and allow the viewer to study in detail the moment captured.

Take a close look. I hope you are pleasantly surprised.

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The “Insect Insight/Insect In Sight – A Photographic View From a Tallgrass Prairie” photographs by Britton Bailey are available for viewing at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. It is open to the public every day except major holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m during weekends.


Events for this show:


Twilight on the Tallgrass

Sept. 13, 2014, 5-10 p.m.


Tastes in the Tallgrass

Sept. 28, 2014, 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Reservation fundraising event. Call 402-797-2301 for reservations.