Eight legs - Arachnids

Challenge #1 in the Bexter's challenges series. Hosted by Bexter.
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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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This one lived for weeks in a flowerpot in my yard, day after day just waiting for a capture.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 18:47 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 12th October, 2008
Focal length: 150 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F45
ISO: 100
Notes: SB-900
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