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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On a foggy morning I encountered this spider in Gouda, nl
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Submitted: Saturday, 23rd May, 2009 08:13 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 28th February, 2007
Focal length: 135 mm
Shutter speed: 1/350 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
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