Can you tell what this is?
  • Macrophotography can make everyday objects unrecognisable.
  • Lenstore created 10 close-up images of familiar items.
  • If you can't identify them, the answers are revealed in the following slide.
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Everyday items can seem unrecognisable through the lens of extreme close-up photography, called macrophotography. Every small crevice and bit of texture is magnified to otherworldly proportions up close.

Lenstore created a quiz with 10 close-up images of familiar objects, such as food and household items, and challenged people to figure out what they are. Can you identify them?


What are these orange discs?

Hint: It's part of a vegetable.


They're seeds in a bell pepper.

There are many mesmerising vegetable varieties around the world.


What is this series of diagonal lines?

Hint: The lines are paper thin.


They're the pages of a book.

Old library books are photogenic.


Can you identify this object?

Hint: It comes in a box.


It's flakes of cereal.

Many breakfast cereals are packed with sugar.


What is this brown, flaky substance?

Hint: It's also edible.


It's a close-up image of cinnamon sticks.

Cinnamon Coca-Cola has been released in the UK.


What might this be a photo of?

Hint: It's involved in the production of wine.


It's a cork.

Enjoying a bottle of wine is an art.


What is this contraption?

Hint: It plays music.


It's a guitar.

A woodworker from Canada makes custom river guitars.


Can you tell what this is a photo of?

Can you tell what this is?

Hint: It's sticky.


It's a honeycomb.

You should treat a cough with honey before you ask for antibiotics, according to guidelines.


Can you tell what this is?

Hint: It's an Italian favourite.


It's pasta.

Noodles and pasta look different around the world.

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