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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Araneus diadematus
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Extreme macro of a "baby" Araneus diadematus hanging in front of a rose. Silk thread visible on the left. The spider is about mm 2 long and less than two days old. Old Contax/Zeiss 50mm lens reversed in front of stock Olympus 50-150mm zoom. Hand-held camera and manual focus. FL-36R in slave mode, manually set at 1/16 power, mounted on tripod.
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Submitted: Sunday, 24th May, 2009 13:21 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 18th May, 2009
Focal length: 150 mm
Shutter speed: 1/180 sec
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 100
Notes: Zeiss 50mm Planar reversed in front of ZD 50-150mm zoom
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