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Photo of the week: Mourning Cloak, and Update on GreenLeaf Imaging

Friday, May 24th, 2013

If you’ve noticed a lull in posts or new photos (which I’d be surprised if anyone did, I don’t know of anyone who regularly checks this blog, but if you do tell me!), I’ve just been busy with academic projects. I’ll get back on track soon and hopefully have something cool to show for it!

And since late is better than never, here’s a Mourning Cloak Butterfly. Camera settings: 1/400s, f/3.5, ISO: 200, 239mm, used a HOYA +1 close up filter, then cropped, reduced noise, sharpened butterfly.

Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Happy Thanks-Chirping!

76 Free Social Media icons

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

So today I decided to make some free social media icons, and now you can use them for your own web projects! (And I’ve been adding to the set over the years.) No attribution required (but if you’ve found the icons useful, a “thank you!” in the comments would be very much appreciated!).

To download the icons: Click here to download the Social Media icon set. They’re nice and neutral (dark gray circles and white) and fit in with plenty of designs. I’ve saved them out in PNG at 128px by 128px. I also included the SVG vector source as well as a PDF vector in case you want to edit them or add color or save the icons in custom resolutions or whatever.

(I would like to note that when I originally posted the icon set, it contained a fraction of the icons as they do now. So if you want an icon that’s missing from the list, ask!)

Included are the following social media icons:

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, MySpace, Foursquare, Meetup, Skout, Snapchat, Periscope, Discord, Instagram, Flickr, Google Photos, SmugMug, Photobucket, YouTube, Twitch, Vimeo, TikTok, Share (generic), Email (generic), Pinterest, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress, Medium, Drupal, Blog (generic), FeedBurner, RSS, Creative Commons, Print (generic), Reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg, deviantART, Behance, Dribbble, Forrst, GitHub, DropBox, Google Drive, Yelp,, Etsy, eBay, PayPal, iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud,, Evernote, Heart (generic), Google, Yahoo!, Bing, OpenID, Quora, Wikipedia, Goodreads, Apple App Store, Google Play, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Contact (generic), Google Hangouts, Google Meet, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Chat bubble (generic), Bookmark (generic), Home (generic).

(The copyrights and trademarks of any logos are owned by their respective copyright and trademark holders.)


Help Keep This Free (Icon Set Continues, Below)

If you like this icon set, please consider taking a moment to make a donation to allow me to continue providing and maintaining free projects like this. Thank you! PayPal donation button below:


Social Media icon set:

Icon preview

Site redesign

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

So I finally redesigned the site! Yay!

And I’m Back

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Hello, world! My site was semi-recently hijacked for use as a phishing site.¬†Unfortunately, in my over-zealous attempt to clean my site, I destroyed my blog as well. I’ve got it back up, more or less anyway. I can’t restore all the posts, so instead, I put up the single most popular post (Camera Settings Explained), and I hope to get new posts on the blog over time.