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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A rain spider in defense mode. Rainspiders are nocturnal, mostly ground hunting spiders. Photo tken in the Karoo, South Africa
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Submitted: Friday, 22nd May, 2009 20:35 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 5th September, 2006
Focal length: 105 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F28
ISO: 100
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