Stolen Pixels

stealing light. capturing moments.


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Dianthus barbatus

This was one of my favorite plants from this year’s Spring flowers. With a common name of “Sweet William,” this Dianthus is native to Southern Europe and parts of Asia. This particular variety was called “Dash Magician Dianthus,” if I remember correctly.


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Bracteantha

This is a neat little flower that is commonly called the “straw flower.” It looks and feels like paper, and even after it is long-dead, the bloom retains its shape and most of its color, much like dried straw.

I work for a wholesale floriculture grower in NC, and a while back I took my camera to the greenhouses and had some fun! I’ll be posting various pictures from the greenhouses over the next little while. I’ll try to be posting more frequently. 


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Unwanted Guests

So, I received and finished working on my new favorite lens, a Minolta 50mm 2.8 Macro. When I got it, it was in perfect condition, except the focus was extremely tight. After some tinkering and some nerve-wracking dremel work, I managed to get the focus ring straightened out and everything works great now! These are some aphids that were residing on the tomato blossoms out back. For scale, that petal is about 1/2″ long.


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Feathered Flower

I picked up a new (old) lens at Goodwill the other day. It’s a Minolta 28-85 f/3.5-4.5 lens with a macro switch. It’s a neat little lens, and it’s very heavy (a few ounces shy of the 70-210 “Beercan”)! The macro is a paltry .25x, but it has nice colors, nonetheless.


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Vegas Petals

The reason I didn’t post at all last week is because I was in Las Vegas (thoughts here). This is a shot in front of Ceasar’s Palace. Most of my images this week will probably be Vegas-city-themed, but don’t worry, I stayed away from all the racy stuff (as much as I could).