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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Bright Red
by arunra
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This was taken on a trek in Karnataka, India. Someone mistook it for a flower and jumped when it moved.
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Submitted: Sunday, 24th May, 2009 12:53 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 22nd May, 2009
Focal length: 6 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F2.7
ISO: 200
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