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Challenge of Challenges 2009

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Welcome to the 2009 'Challenge of Challenges.' This challenge has been compiled from all the year's challenge-winning entries to help select the dpreview.com Picture of the Year. If you've been as impressed as we have by the quality of submissions and the imagination of the challenge hosts, make sure you show it by voting and helping to choose 2009's best challenge-winning image.
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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
This entry was originally submitted to the Eight legs - Arachnids challenge.
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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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