The demise of Icarus

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Icarus is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. The main story told about Icarus and his attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. He ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall into the sea where he drowned.

The fate of Icarus has also drawn attention as an example of human folly or bravado. Icarus would not accept reasonable limits. He went too far, flying beyond the bounds that had been set. As a result, he met with disaster.

Work created using a Nikon D90 and a Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro

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