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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by dobbino
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We have been watching this little fellow grow larger and larger over many months. During daylight hours he lives in exactly the same location, between two bricks on the south-facing wall of our home, though at night he ventures out onto a freshly spun web close by. Anyway, from a tiny insect to something that is now quite large (the body seems to be between 10 and 15mm), he has lived in the same spot and has no aversion whatsoever to being photographed close-up. Mind you, he did have quite a lar
Submitted: Friday, 22nd May, 2009 07:32 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 26th February, 2009
Focal length: 60 mm
Shutter speed: 1/25 sec
Aperture: F16
ISO: 1600
Views: 138
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