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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A big and cute Jumping Spider in a leaf. He is so elegant and looks be an great warrior. "Jumping spiders are generally diurnal, active hunters. Their well developed internal hydraulic system extends their limbs by altering the pressure of body fluid (blood) within them. This enables the spiders to jump without having large muscular legs like a grasshopper. The jumping spider can therefore jump 20 to 60 or even 75-80 times the length of its body." Wikipedia
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Submitted: Tuesday, 26th May, 2009 16:32 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 24th April, 2009
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F13
ISO: 100
Notes: Shot at life size with manual focus. Using the camera flash with a homemade difusor.
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