Aphids on Acer

Aphids on Acer

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DescriptionI have a small infestation of Californian Maple Aphids on my Japanese Maple.  There are about 3 or 4 flower sprays which have around 7-8 of these aphids each.  So not a huge infestation.  This was a struggle to get though with the wind pulling the clamp around, so I was having to wait for calmer moments, recompose, focus, stop down and grab a few frames.  For lighting it was sunny, plus the Metz ringflash, plus the Nissin i40 on an arm.  Even with all those I was struggling to get below 1000 ISO when stopped down.  Macro ratio around 2:1, I did get all the way in to 5:1 but the tighter framing is not that much more detailed as the required ISO was much higher.
ArtistRob Daykin
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MakeOLYMPUS CORPORATION
ModelE-M1MarkIII
Lens ModelMitakon 85mm 1-5x Super Macro
Focal Length85.0 mm
F Number2.8
Aperture2.8
ISO1000
Shutter Speed1/250