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Old 06-27-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Little green aphid (pic)



Last weekend I was out collecting green aphids to feed to some baby mantids. I discovered that every time I walked through a patch of
Scotch broom I ended-up with numerous of the little bugs aphids scattered around on my shirt. So I would just crash through the plants, pick off the aphids, and repeat. It was really rather fun...

Anyhow, in addition to feeding my mantids, I kept a few aphids to photograph. I placed the aphids on a nasturtium leaf both as a suitable background, but also because I know from experience how (unfortunately) popular nasturtiums are with aphids. Sure enough, a couple of the insects settled down to feed by piercing the leaf with their proboscises.

I posted a few photos on my blog, but this one was easily my favourite.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5; Nikkor 50mm F2.8 enlarger lens; manual exposure (F8 @ 1/200 sec); Olympus FL-36 flash (TTL); ISO: 200



P7200112 b green aphid copyright ernie cooper 2013 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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Awesome shot!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:05 AM   #3
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Okay, that's just plain awesome! And the crashing-through-plants thing does sound pretty fun.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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I like this one. An awesome Shot indeed!
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:36 PM   #5
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Fantastic. All the important parts in the very narrow focal plane. Lovely shot.

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Old 11-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #6
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Wow, amazing shot.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
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Nice shot!
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