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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Armoured predator
by Atindra
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This was shot in Miami, FL. This is golden silk spider. Its scientific name is Nephila Clavipes and they are found in tropical areas. This is probably female.
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Submitted: Sunday, 24th May, 2009 03:46 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 19th August, 2006
Focal length: 11.1 mm
Shutter speed: 1/90 sec
Aperture: F3.2
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Notes: Hand held.
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