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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I have no idea what this kind of spider id called, but it is so common here in Denmark that some mornings you have to fight your way out through their webs (or nearly). It is taken with live view/manual focus, and is the only really sharp one of a series of about thirty, a slight breeze challenging the very limited depth of field of the 14-42mm at 42mm, and my patience.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 26th May, 2009 12:10 (GMT)
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