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Quiz, what am I (solved)

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Imaged using focus stacking, epi bright field, ULWD 50x Neo S plan, 2.5x NFK
Probably too easy but interesting. Wishing you all the best for the holiday season

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Second one looks like glitter? Or makeup?

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Extra clue, they are both from the same object

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Perhaps some kind of soap ? Top - bubbles, bottom - microcrystals ?

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Interesting idea, much more stable than that, its a fixed object which wouldn't "change" if preserved in the right way

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HONEY??
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When looking at these images you you need to see them at "face value"

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Post by Cactusdave »

The top image looks like it could be part of an insect eye, though I suspect it is some sort of inanimate material, possibly the sort used to make 'holographic' reflecting surfaces. The second image looks like a rough crystalline surface. Like glitter on a Christmas card in fact.
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Cactusdave wrote:The top image looks like it could be part of an insect eye, though I suspect it is some sort of inanimate material, possibly the sort used to make 'holographic' reflecting surfaces. The second image looks like a rough crystalline surface. Like glitter on a Christmas card in fact.
Dave, you have both surfaces correct, they are from the same object and their purpose is both functional as well as decorative.

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"Face value" - like a banknote security mark?

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ChrisR wrote:"Face value" - like a 'paper' money security mark?
Well done Chris, these were from the new $100 bank note. The first is from the holographic strip which runs down the center and the second is the crystalized gold print from the large 100 number in the corner. These new notes are really complex when compared to the older ones.

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Well a day or so late and a dollar short but those are some interesting images. I would have sworn the first one were the eyes of a Trilobite. :D

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