Photo Challenges

30 Days of Photos IV: Close Up

Today is Day 10 of MikeWJ and Ziva‘s 30 Days of Photographs IV and the theme is “Close Up”.

Have you ever seen the work of Willard Wigan? Willard Wigan is a micro sculptor who can create whole masterpieces in the eye of a needle. Some of his sculptures can’t even be properly viewed without a microscope and to create them he fashions his own tiny tools, even going so far as to use a hair from a fly’s back as a paintbrush. Seriously.

So maybe it was this fly’s dumb luck that I recently learned about Wigan’s work and took a moment to appreciate the wonder of its smallness instead of just mindlessly obliterating it with a flyswatter.  After all, I had to get the shot first, right?

housefly close up

1 fly was hurt in the making of this post.

Now head on over to Ziva‘s, link up, and see how everyone else interpreted today’s theme.

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