Eight legs - Arachnids

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Submit your best picture of an arachnid with 8 legs. Crabs, Octopus's and other eight legged animals not allowed. Anything in the Arachnid family is ok - Spiders, Scorpions tick's etc. Please give any information you have on what the arachnid is, where it was taken and any interesting stories about getting the photograph.
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Captured mid day in my garden. I first saw this spider in the morning while cutting my lawn but the light wasn't right. I decided to wait, hoping he would still be here in the afternoon, when light would give more separation and color.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 15:38 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 24th September, 2008
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/20 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 500
Notes: Tripod used with remote release on camer. White card used for fill light.
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