Stolen Pixels

stealing light. capturing moments.


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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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Camping Neighbor

I was fine with this little guy until he decided to make a home in my drink mug. That’s unacceptable.

Note: If anyone knows what this is, I’d love for you to share that knowledge! From the eye placement, I’ve narrowed it down to either Family Araneidae or Family Tetragnathidae, genus Tetragnatha.


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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.