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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Tropical spider
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Spider in Daxi forest in Taiwan
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Submitted: Monday, 25th May, 2009 12:08 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 1st May, 2009
Focal length: 142 mm
Shutter speed: 1/90 sec
Aperture: F5.5
ISO: 400
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