Photomicrography Reveals The World’s Smallest Wonders

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This image also looks like something a college kid would paste onto their wall. The rainbow of colors are deep and rich, and it appears to have a velvet-like texture. Not necessarily adjectives you would normally use to describe a broken credit card, but that is precisely what it is. Specifically, plastic fracturing on a credit card hologram magnified by 10. It was taken by Steven Simon of Simon Photography from Grand Prairie, Texas. He used a technique called “oblique illumination,” where light is projected at the subject from a sideways, slanting angle.