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Folded on June 21, 2008 and shot through a magnifying glass (as I only have a handhled camera without the fancy macro features – though I did use macro mode). Taken with an Olympus FE-220)

A crane folded from a 3×3mm piece of trace paper

The folding process and photo setup can be seen here

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For a better idea of scale

I didn’t videotape myself folding as linaji suggested, but just for fun here’s a preview of the origami surgery :P. I probably used the needles more than the tweezers in this one!

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  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    omig!! is that how you do it Mui-Ling?
    with tweezers and needles…..wow…..it so intrigues me
    my mouth is gaping … it is hard to comprehend how you do origami on this scale
    what does it feel like after you’ve accomplished such a feat?
    it must be so fulfilling :D

  • It was real toughy this one. It still isn’t perfect yet; but by now I can see that it cannot be perfect; no matter what I have to touch the paper a lot, and the moisture will ruin the paper more and more. Even touching it by needles damage it somewhat; it is extremely fragile. Still I am proud of this; it is the smallest thing I’ve ever done along with Thumbelina’s flower, but unlike that flower which was often mistaken to be real, this one is obviously, though surprisingly, by hand. I’m glad you like it; thank you so much Karin :D

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • butchart
    butchartabout 6 years ago

    i swear you’re high…..:)

  • You yourself are a bit different today :P

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely insane!!!!!!!!!!! You are amazing Mui-Ling!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks a lot Paul! Love those many !!!!!!!!!!!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseabout 6 years ago

    I’d like to set you the challenge of creating a whole scene on your hand!

  • ho… one day maybe ;)… if I can do it before school starts; have lots to do!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • webbie
    webbieabout 6 years ago

    great job Mui :) and so pretty :)

  • Thanks webbie!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • linaji
    linajiabout 6 years ago

    see my other comment.. it is ditto!

  • Smile. I saw that one first ;)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago

    Wow- just amazing!

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2about 6 years ago

    WOW,,How long does it take Mui-Ling? super talent !!

  • About an hour or 2? Can’t remember; and with this one I was also fooling around getting a shot of “Origami Surgery” :P

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • BlueKnot
    BlueKnotabout 6 years ago

    n amazing feat; and thanks for the glimpse of how it’s done. I was impressed before, now I am in awe!

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 6 years ago

    bravo~!!! this is such amazing work ~ you must have the hands steady as a surgeon and eyes to match ~ simply amazing!! xx

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