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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Huntsman spider
by Holgs
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I'm not a big fan of being watched in the bathroom, especially not by 4 pairs of eyes that belong to a big hairy spider about the size of my hand. In these circumstances there's only one thing to do... reach for your camera and get up close and personal!
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Submitted: Friday, 22nd May, 2009 22:07 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 25th January, 2006
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 100
Notes: This image was shot with a 35mm macro on an Oly E500 - for anyone not familiar with the setup, it means getting *really* close. These things are scary when you look at them with this sort of magnification!
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