Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by dalethorn, Mar 23, 2016.
I don't know if this is anywhere near what a challenge is supposed to be, but there it is!
Fountain pen. (and messaging a second guess that I wrote down and erased first)
That's interesting - you've got the general idea I think, but no - not a pen.
Not a wire....
A roll of cling-foil ? (plastic food wrap)
No, that's not it. But it is a common item, in case I didn't mention it.
A marble rolling pin?
No, not marble or rolling pin.
This isn't going anywhere it seems, so a little help. It's a very small transparent plastic tube stuffed with .... hence the fuzzy appearance since I don't have good macro magnification (very heavy crop).
It alllmost looks like my braided steel-lined brake cables, but not quite. Or a candle wick.
I think a candle wick is the general direction for a few reasons, but as far as I know candle wicks don't have a plastic sleeve over them.
This is proving much harder than I thought it would be, so, it's something worn on the body.
Can we have a second go? I have another idea.
OK - this is too easy, but it looks like nobody is looking down....
OK, I'm going for it anyway ...
Is it the ferrule from the end of a shoelace / boot lace ?
I looked up 'ferrule' and I'm not sure that's the ideal term, but yes, it is the plastic wrap at the end of a woven shoelace, which keeps the fibres from separating and fraying.
When I started this, I figured that people would see that it's a low-quality macro, and look for that sort of tiny object. I wanted to emphasize that it's extremely common, so there wouldn't be endless guesses about the thousand or so earring configurations, and stuff like that.
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