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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.
Wednesday, 13th May, 2009 (GMT)
Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 – Tuesday, 26th May, 2009 (GMT)
Wednesday, 27th May, 2009 – Tuesday, 2nd June, 2009 (GMT)
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A spider I found in the lab, where it had unfortunately died in an empty beaker. A perfect opportunity to get some close-ups of an otherwise fast-moving subject! I don't know the exact species, but it is one that is very commonly found in and around houses in Western Europe.
|Submitted:||Tuesday, 26th May, 2009 09:46 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Wednesday, 23rd January, 2008|
|Focal length:||50 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/5 sec|
|Notes:||The extreme macro was achieved by reversing an old manual 55mm (f/1.4) lens in front of the cheapo Canon 50mm f/1.8 II.|
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