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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Female of Philaeus. Males are the most beautiful jumping spiders around here, but the pics I took of them aren't as good as that... so far.
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Submitted: Thursday, 21st May, 2009 19:07 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 23rd April, 2007
Focal length: 150 mm
Shutter speed: 100/15999 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
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