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 think this is a jumping spider. It spent about 5 minutes attacking it's reflection in the little bowls. In this photo, it was attacking the reflection behind it. It has just turned around and discovered the new reflection in front of it. It literally did a double take when it saw itself again! It was amazing to watch. I also have a movie of it, but with no time to set up tripod, too much camera shake.You really had to be there to appreciate this shot! Anyway, here it is.
Submitted: Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 04:59 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 26th November, 2008
Focal length: 16.6 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 291
Views: 237
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