2014-01-08 Pencil or Ink?

This macro is the result of an experiment. I put extension tubes onto a macro lens and shot at full extension. I actually had to take the filter off the lens to get close enough to get this picture. An LED flashlight was the illumination. It would have been better had I used a tripod but I did not have the time to set one up properly.

2014-01-08 Macro

What do you think this is a close-up picture of?

Hint: They often come in the morning paper.

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